Seeing Art Where You Are

What do you call art? How do you define it? I believe that art is all around us. It's in nature, in books, in the faces of those we love, in our hearts, on the streets, on the walls—everywhere we look and everywhere we are. Just look around and you will see it. Join me on Instagram @katjaollendorff and share your vision of what art is #artwhereyouare.

Is this art? Some colorful lines on a sidewalk.

Is this art? Some colorful lines on a sidewalk.

Ot this? Flowers silhouetted against a misty mountain.

Ot this? Flowers silhouetted against a misty mountain.

A color blocked wall.

A color blocked wall.

My niece Amy dancing under the stars. I think this is art.

My niece Amy dancing under the stars. I think this is art.

Perfect Light

I was driving down the street heading to Ocean Beach for my weekend walk, and out of the corner of my eye I saw this amazing blue color. I had to circle back so I could take a picture. If the light hadn't been hitting it just so, I probably would have driven right by.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

My new walk to work takes me through Chinatown and it is such a change from my quiet jaunt down Bush Street. Yesterday, I saw live fish being delivered off a truck, women selling vibrant red gladiolas and cherry blossom branches, fruit stands being loaded up. The sights, sounds, and smells are so unique. It's definitely a different way to wake up in the morning!  I just love the red and orange everywhere as they begin celebrations of the New Year of the Horse 4712. 

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Saturday in the Mission

I spent the day wandering around the Mission with friends and I barely recognized it. So many new restaurants and shops, not to mention a new slew of ultra hip people. I guess I need to get out of the house more often so I can keep up!  Although things have changed so much over the last few years, the walls and streets are still bursting with color—same as ever!  

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