I could never be accused of being a detailed oriented person…but that fact was glaringly obvious during the visit of my artist sister-in-law, Anne. How eye-opening to see Saigon through her connoisseur eyes. How many times have I walked past the vertical garden on Hai Ba Trung without observing so many of its characteristics? Or how could I have passed a mural on countless occasions without ever knowing it existed? Every day of her visit, she admired something that I had not noticed before. Besides the traditional galleries and artists, Anne also discovered admirable art in gardens, architecture, massage, food, kite-making, silk worms and even geckos. Yours truly learned a few things along the way. I was even the beneficiary of a one-on-one Photoshop tutorial with this creative spirit!
We are surrounded by inspirational objets d’art in our everyday life. Time for me to slow down and take more notice:
On a personal note, it was terrific spending this amazing time with Anne. Although we have always clicked, being able to share fun and Vietnam with her was priceless. If you want to learn more about the art of Anne Boudreau, check out her ethereal mixed media sculptures and collages on her website.
But, when girlfriend put on her artist-designed moto mask, I knew it was time to send her home! Saigon LOVE to you, Annie!