Your Ideas for New Things to Do!

Here are a few of your ideas of new things for me to do!

  • Try Sushi Uni
  • Switch sides of the bed
  • Go to Lake Lanier, SC near Landrun and eat lunch at restaurant that overlooks the lake
  • Visit Bob Jones Art Gallery
  • Play it forward in the drive through line
  • Move ring to a different finger for the day
  • Try Vietnimese beer
  • Pho Noodleville- try the porkchops fried with two eggs sunnyside up with fish sauce
  • Browse through the gray antique store near our house (never been but drive by everyday)
  • Visit Nantucket
  • Take public transportation for a week
  • Get a tatoo- Maybe just a temporary version
  • Go green for a day- do everything green- maybe for a week
  • Be vegan for a day
  • Visit Hawaii
  • Ride bike to work
  • Borrow children and visit the Children’s Museum
  • Go to Little Theater event
  • Make a chocolate lava cake…invite W. over to sample!
  • Try making pottery

The winner of the contest is E.T. Think I’ll try public transport one day this week! This will be a post not to miss!

Sharing with others

I have always admired the work of an artist friend of mine, Eric Benjamin. I have never been able to afford one of his pieces but I always try to share his work with friends to help create buzz for him. So recently when he asked for my help with marketing I was delieghted to consult with him.

Eric and I reviewed his goals and began developing tactics to use Facebook as a hub of information about this work. I work in social media day in and dayout as it applies to an accounting firm….I must admit it was really fun to think about it from an artist perspective. Our goal is to have about three hundred fans in two months….HELP US!

Open Happiness

Museum sized paintings decorated the gardens

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days at the Coca-Cola headquarters. This corporate headquarters, not so surprisingly, exudes happiness. Fantastic artwork by Picasso, Warhol and Steve Penely, a contemporary favorite, line the walls. 

I am lucky enough to have a friend who is Steve’s cousin.  Last night I was invited to an art party featuring Steve Penley. WOW. Upon arrive, we were greeted with huge museum pieces carefully decorating the gardens of the house. The house was filled with Penley paintings and coca-colas. 

Steve paints for Coca-Cola. His work can be found at the world of coke and the coke headquarters. His current exhibit at coke, replaced a long running Warhol exhibit. Impressive. Very. Very. 

I learned to appreciate art while studying in France, but it wasn’t until I began collecting that I learned to appreciate the artist. Steve’s work is impressive, but just as impressive as his art is Steve, the artist. Steve is a warm, funny guy. He graciously mingled with the guests, discussing art, politics and even his recent trip to the Vancouver Olympics. 

As much as I love art, I love the people and stories that are the inspiration for the art. I would much rather purchase a “so-so” piece created by a great person than a great piece created by a “so-so” person! I rarely purchase a piece in which I haven’t met the artist personally. For me, the artist is the window to the soul of the painting. Though I wasn’t able to purchase a piece last night, Steve’s work is on my bucket list. Perhaps one day, I’ll be writing about my new Penley painting.

 Open happiness and check out Steve’s work: