“Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.”

                                                                  – Pablo Picasso

February isn’t much of a month so far as months go. It has only 28 days (or 29 in a leap year… this year, in fact), it’s cold and gray. Not much happening nationally other than Valentine’s or President’s Day which, personally, I could take or leave either of those. That being said, I am so happy that February is The Artists month at Fayette County Lifestyle! I love the arts. Humans are blessed with the ability to appreciate beauty and for that I am truly grateful.

When thinking of ideas for our Artists issue, we wanted to be sure to highlight some amazing local talent who brighten our community using an array of different mediums. You’ll find pottery that is useful and charming. Textured oils on canvas that bring cheer to the soul. Inventive use of sheet music and pages from beloved books. And photographs made into wood decor? Absolutely!   Steampunk metal and wood work, all of which are outstanding conversation pieces, let alone creative industrial art. Even food can be artful and when you mix art with deliciousness, yes please, I’ll have two!

Who knew all of this creativity is bursting out of Fayette County?

We did. And now you do too. We hope you are inspired and come to appreciate the unique arts showcased this month. Maybe even unearth the artist within?

Enjoy and blessings to you,

 

Jennifer Conforti