|Art By Shona McFarlane|
|Fire on Second Ave, Ottawa, Nov 1999|
|What was left of my front entrance|
The house was a crime scene for a few days but then we were able to walk through a few areas to see if anything could be saved. There on the wall was the painting, covered in smoke but still in one piece. Days later I took to it with detergent, water and a soft scrubbing brush and because it was acrylic it came up like new.
Our house was rebuilt within a year and with this painting on the wall it felt like home again.
This got me thinking about different reasons to own art and so here are 5 of mine.
1 Unlike clothing and most everything else, it doesn't wear out.
2 It will stay with you through difficult times and give you joy.
3 It will still fit in 10 years.
4 Art adds real personality and uniqueness to your home and reflects who you are.
5 When you look at the art you will remember when and why you chose it and who you were with and it will remind you of the unique path you have taken in your journey through life.
I'm sure you will have your own reasons to buy original art and I would love to hear them.