A windy Monday up in Muskoka, a little too cool for swimming, and luckily my good friends Janine and Arlene were up visiting. Janine who loves art shows suggested we go up to the Artful Garden for a visit. I couldn't wait, usually when I get in the car at the cottage my husband and I are off to a golf course. We grabbed our visa's and off we went.
Adding a little bit more of an adventure I thought it would be fun to drive the full circle, we headed off towards Bala and Port Carling and then would come back through Bracebridge. The exciting thing about going this way that we didn't know at the time is that we discovered Wendy Moses Gallery, which is just down the road from the Artful Garden. An absolutely delightful setting with pictures that just oozed happiness and colour. Wendy was just like her artwork, bright and breezy with lots of energy. Definitely worth a visit.
Admission is free, there is a donation jar, but no pressure to donate. Needless to say the 3 of us purchased some beautiful pieces. My first piece was by David Hickey, “3 birds on a branch” – bright blue little sparrow looking birds done in metal on a long pole with a branch at the top. I had just the perfect spot for it. My next piece was by JP Schoss – “Cat with Bird” . LOL the names don’t leave you guessing. Yes Cat with Bird was a bright red metal cat with a bird on its tail. (much better than the way my Cleo likes her birds). The hardest part of the whole day was picking the piece you wanted. There was also an “Ugly Fish” that I am going to drag Jim up to see, maybe, hopefully, possibly LOL
The Artful Garden is definitely worth the visit, in fact I am marking it on my calendar for next year.