It’s less than two hours until Sunday, I’m going to round up and say that it is close enough to Sunday for me to post to my blog. For those of you who are just joining me, I post to my blog every Sunday.
I am SO excited! This Friday I am going to the see the Banff Mount Film Festival World Tour! Take a look at the promo video for the tour! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is collection of high adventure or documentary films that are taken all over the world. It’s not abnormal to watch one video about professional base jumpers and then the next one about a couple who biked across Mongolia (that’s over 3,000 miles if you were curious about the math). This will be my 6th year attending the show. I put reminders in my calender 4 months in advance so I don’t forget to buy tickets. I know, I know, it’s a bit excessive, but I really don’t want to miss getting tickets. They generally sell out quick.
So, what is my point in posting this? I have a point, I promise. The Film Festival is exciting, crazy and it helps me add places to my “Must Travel To” list. Yes, I really do have such a list. When we as artists, enjoy other forms of art, it helps us to grow, not only as a person, but as an artist. Go outside of your comfort zone and take a moment to study art that is not your usual taste. The word “study” can take on whatever form you want. If you want to study art for 3 hours at a clip, go for it! If you want to “study” art while eating popcorn (like I will this Friday), then go for it! My take-home message to my readers is to stop for a moment and look at the beauty around you. Study it and learn from it.
Happy (almost) Sunday!