Curiosity – Day 4

China in the River by Leslie Parke
“China in the River” by Leslie Parke. ©Leslie Parke

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 4 of the 365 Days Project is by Leslie Parke]

Curiosity. This hallmark of the Artist Mind is the most entertaining – to me, anyway – although I do have to rein it in sometimes in certain social situations.

#4 – The Artist Mind has the curiosity of a small child (or a cat, if you prefer). 

If I’m hiking on a mountain, I’ll wander off the path to admire a gnarly tree root instead of focusing on getting to the summit. When I enter someone’s house for the first time, I sometimes want to quietly explore all the wall hangings, curios and anything else that captures my imagination before concentrating on a conversation. I love people with interesting faces that set my mind sparking with adjectives and free-associations, although it makes me forget to listen to what they are saying. I’m guilty of touching the sculptures in museums.

Leslie Parke’s portfolio can be viewed on her website: Leslie Parke

The 365 Days Project

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Artist Credits for the images included in this post:

Branches by Leslie Parke
“Branches” by Leslie Parke. ©Leslie Parke

Images featured above:
Leslie Parke, New York, USA
Oil on linen
China in the River

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