Group Artist Date takes us to Uncharted Territories

The Black Hat painting post card Lisa Allen Lambert

We so enjoy each other’s company that our writing group elected to add “field trips” to our regularly scheduled get-togethers. We chose Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, as our first field trip destination. This painting by Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933), titled “The Black Hat”, really caught my eye. How lucky that the museum gift shop had cards of the painting for sale. I think I’ll frame this card and hang it in a spot where I can admire her often.

The museum’s cafe was airy and filled with natural light. It was so pleasant, we were amongst the last to leave! After enjoying sandwiches and storytelling that have continued on forever, it seemed, we piled back into the car freshly inspired and eager to set a date for our next outing.

The Artist Dates in “The Artist’s Way” are intended as solo jaunts, but I like this new spin on seeking out inspiration and finding new perspective. By the way, for those of you who are Julia Cameron fans, she is presenting at Kripalu in western Massachusetts, in May. Here’s the link. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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