“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” ~ Victor Pinchuk
A few weeks ago I met an artist at a farmers market who intuitively I felt was filled with interesting stories to tell about “how art washes off the dust of everyday life.” I asked her if she’d agree to let me interview her to learn more about her life and art.
Can you come to my studio in New Freedom, Pennsylvania ? she asked.
Oh joy, I thought, why not? I’m going to pick up my feet and GO!!!!
I knew it was an easy commute to the town bordering the Mason-Dixon line, where north meets south. It’s right over the Maryland boundary.
I arrived early for our meeting purposely so I had time to find the place that to me has been a figure of speech and at one time held hostile activity. Here is an image of the Mason-Dixon line. See the scenery for yourself. This is what was in front of me.
The artist who you’ll meet in the next two blog posts is as colorful as her artistic pseudonym. My first impression of her was right on target. I had lunch with her at the New Freedom Restaurant and Coffee Shop and visited her studio. I learned much about her background and how she’s got the heart of an artist in all aspects of her life.
Do come back and stay with me on www.SowtheHeart.com throughout this three segment blog series.
P.S. If you seek out the Mason-Dixon Line in your travels to Pennsylvania, do visit the New Freedom Restaurant and Coffee Shop on the Susquehanna Trail S. Good food, service and very clean dining. A real hot spot in the tiny, rural town. Breakfast available 24 yrs a day!