It was exciting to see where each artist's journey began and what keeps them going. I was asked several times if I was an artist and while I balk at that notion, painter Jaxine M. Cummins put it in perspective. Cummins, who didn't start painting until she was 50, told me "if someone understands and likes your work, you're an artist." With that advice at the forefront, I think photography and painting classes are in my near future.
I didn't take pictures out of respect for the art, and honestly I was too busy chatting and listening. But here is a small portion of the work of some of the artists I had the pleasure of speaking with. Now, if only I could hit the jackpot to be able to have their beautiful art live in the townhouse.
If you're in the Phoenix area, there are three more chances (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to be inspired before the tour ends this weekend.
[all images courtesy of artists]
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