These are just a few of the words people wrote on the bright green yoga mat that I placed in front of my tent at the 3rd Annual Art+Music Walk last Saturday in the Bloomingdale neighborhood in Washington, DC. There also were words written in Russian, and gibberish that was thoughtfully scribbled by a two-year-old. I welcomed this interaction.
Before the event was open to the public, I rolled out a brand new yoga mat and wrote “…Is My Yoga™” a bit off-center. Once the event was underway, I encouraged attendees to pick up one of my paint markers and write a word or two that described their passion. To my surprise, almost everyone participated. For this reason alone, my first showing was a success.
Even more exciting (and totally unexpected), I was invited to show at two local art galleries, and asked to create a series for a local Bed & Breakfast. Furthermore, I received several requests for original pieces and prints of existing pieces. In response, I’ve created the “Image Gallery” where art lovers can request prints of my artwork featured on this site. Also, I welcome requests for original pieces that I am happy to create after consultation.
For those of you who showed your support and well-wishes from afar, and for those of you who missed out on signing the …Is My Yoga™ Mat, there will be plenty of opportunities in the future – at each exhibit opening, and at each art fair I participate in, you will find a new …Is My Yoga™ Mat, waiting for you to express YOUR passion. A special thanks to my friends who came to show support and make the showing a success!
Other highlights of the Art Walk included pop-up installation spaces in the front lawns of homeowners in the neighborhood, live music, and food from area restaurants, including Rustik Tavern. More info and photos can be viewed here on the event’s Facebook page.