Little Adventures

Posted by on June 8, 2013

My husband and I are busy people. I work full time and take care of all the home stuff while doing my art so that he can go to school and work on starting his video game company (which is off to a roaring start, I’m so proud of him! Check it out here). We don’t get to spend as much time together as we’d like, but we managed to steal a morning to go to breakfast and explore Park City, a mountain resort town near where we live in northern Utah. This is where the Sundance Film Festival is held, so it’s a big deal.

I put on my “adventure dress” and we explored the art galleries, antique shops, and bookstores of Main Street.

I fell in love with this:

This installation is part of Art Pianos for All, which places painted pianos throughout Summit and Wasatch counties for anyone to play. Once upon a time, I actually played piano and I even composed, but it’s been awhile since I’ve really played, though the notes are tucked into my mind somewhere and my fingers still remember songs I haven’t played in years.

I sat down and played a song I wrote years ago, the one I spontaneously played at a recital instead of “Moonlight Sonata”, which my teacher wasn’t happy about. I made a lot of mistakes, but it’s still my song, and no one else in the world knows it but me, and I got to play it on a beautiful art piano.

Even the sides of the keys were painted!

It was the perfect adventure to precede an evening of working on a custom painting.

I want to have more adventures. It’s too easy to get caught up in the usual grind and forget to do something new or go somewhere we haven’t been before.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your own adventure dress (or cardigan, bow tie, crocs, whatever) and have an adventure!

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