Sunday, October 17, 2010

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN DAY

Today was another beautiful autumn day and I had an invitation from Marilyn Bishop to visit Brylan's in Newtown, OH to see some of her art in the gallery.   Well, nothing pleases me more than discovering new coffee joints (Brylan's Coffee Cafe) and seeing art at the same time.  And today was a beautiful autumn day (did I mention that?). 

So I drove over to Newtown to Main Street to visit Brylan's, a big yellow house that has some wonderful space inside.  The gallery is to the right as you enter, the cafe to the left, so you can stroll the gallery without walking around people sipping their lattes or having a bagel.  And Marilyn's work was well shown.  All new work to me as she's been delving into abstracts along with her printmaking.



(I liked how the paintings reflected in the glass case that holds another artist's jewelry.  There were 2 rooms with about 6 artists' works hanging or in cases.)




The garden out back has a lovely pond and gazebo area.  Although everything is on its last legs as far as flowers, I could see where it would be a beautiful green space in the spring - and was pretty nice today since it was sunny and 75F.  So here's a picture of Marilyn in the garden...




And Jerry said he was proud of me for going alone, finding the place and finding my way home.  I'm taking that as a compliment because, yes, I do often get lost when travelling to areas I don't know and yes, I don't like to go out to eat or sit and drink coffee by myself.  So I'm taking it as a compliment...I think.

5 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

The weather is certainly beautiful and I am glad that you enjoyed your day. I understand being directionality challenged since I can get lost going around the block. So good for you!

Prabha N. said...

What an inspiring space for an artist!

RHCarpenter said...

It has been so gorgeous this whole month so far! I did enjoy taking the back roads to the little town, and I did get on another road coming back but knew where I was so not really lost that time (not really! ha ha)

It is a lovely house and great space and hope it works out for her. Sometimes I think about putting my work out there but then I just go eat a chocolate and do something else! ha ha

Gillian said...

What a great place to visit. I'm exactly like you in that I don't like driving in strange places or sitting by myself in cafes, etc. I've got used to having such lack of confidence and have stopped beating myself up about it!

RHCarpenter said...

Gillian, I think it's why women have children - always someone to be with them! ha ha Just kidding :) It is a strange thing to think you're being stared at just because you're alone but women do worry about these things.