Push yourself to get inspired
I try to be up to date on creative happenings throughout the city, but like everyone else, when the work week is over, it’s easy to fill my weekends traipsing through the greenbelt and enjoying a margarita or two…or three, with friends. However, last weekend, I decided to finally check out the East Austin Studio Tour.
We deemed the best way to tackle the plethora of open studios was to visit Canopy, Bolm Studios and Pump Project, as they are home to multiple artists. Upon entering, I was immediately taken back to art school. Creativity was in the air and you could smell it – literally. I found imperfect perfection in Keith Kreeger’s pottery, whimsy in Jamie Kovach’s photography and got lost in Elizabeth McDonald paintings.
I was extremely inspired by the art and crazy talented people this city has in it – but even more so, I found myself invigorated by discovering joy in something new. While I already have a love for East Austin, I rarely make there in daylight. I wandered into Springdale Farm – an Idyllic dream realized (by someone else). There were rows of vegetables, ducks quacking and the cutest modern farmhouse. Walking between studios, I noticed the people that had been brought out from all over the city, chatting in groups, utilizing B-cycle and the bus shuttling gallery-goers from place to place. Strolling along, I couldn’t help but feel thankful for this city and its constant stream of delightful surprises.