Every morning, mostly, I take the backroad. Two weeks ago I passed the house on the bend, the one with the hand painted "Bird Song" sign. That day another sign was nailed to the tree in front. FREE ART. 30 some canvas oil paintings were displayed out front, for free! Some were finished and others just beginning. The magpie in me instinctively looked for the treasure in the lot.
This is what I brought home.
A few days later when passing by (feeling guilty for wanting more), the paintings were gone and the small sign was covered with a black cloth. Art never ends. It travels on via family and friends, a gallery sale, Goodwill donation or free to the person who happens to drive past that day. I hope others stopped as well.
End of summer fun at the farm. Or so we thought. The pepper crop is REALLY in and we have run out of things to make with them. A voice from childhood, whispered in my ear, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention!"