You can never know what adventures await in the village of Bond Head!
Yesterday evening, Molson and I set out for our walk, and we were on our way home when I noticed a sign outside a garage with a group of people inside, that said, Studio Tour.
I was curious, but carried on down the road, too shy to walk up the driveway and see what was going on. There's nothing wrong with being shy, except when you let it control you, so I went back. And I'm so glad I did. Inside were two people I had met before while out on a walk, Ana Calusic and Martin Grossi; and two of their friends. And Ana and Martin's "children" Bacchi and Mocha, were there, the tiniest and most adorable little dogs. Molson did not quite know what to make of these little friends.
Bacchi and Mocha scampered around Molson with high energy, while he stood by calmly. They let him have a drink out of their water bowl, which was, for him like having a drink from a thimble.
I discovered that Ana and Martin are gifted artists and that their home was a stop on a weekend Studio Tour in Bond Head and Bradford. I was stunned at the gorgeous art hanging on their garage walls.
Molson and I walked on after our visit with our artist neighbours and stopped next at the Bond Head Community Hall, to see what else was on display.
It was late; close to getting dark by this point and there were few cars left in the parking lot; but we climbed the creaky steps into the old hall and I asked if dogs were allowed in. "Well, I don't mind," said one lady standing at a display of her husband's beautiful wood turnings. We needed no further encouragement and since we were almost the only visitors at that time of evening, Molson was doted upon by all and sundry. He was petted by children and adults at every display, while I admired the paintings, home made purses and jewelery.
The two paintings in the bottom right corner of this flyer are by Martin and Ana.
It's not too late to come see the art in the villages of Bond Head and Bradford. The Studio Tour continues throughout this weekend.