There is something magical about living in a small town. Granted it is like living the American dream, white picket fence, big backyard, a family and a dog where you know all your neighbors by their first names. That’s the dream!
For me, growing up in a small town then moving to a larger city, I have mixed expectations and ideals when attending small town events. Like this last weekend when we attended “6th Annual Art in the Park” in Twin Falls. I tend to build up these events to be larger than they really ever are.
Even though this was a smaller event than I imagined, it was still perfect. Because it goes to show that in a small town, anyone can be famous. This is a community that believes in building up each other in their endeavors, especially in the artist portion of this Magic Valley we call home. Small town faces become big names for small communities like this, where anyone can not only be famous but a hero to someone else. I met a lady who has art classes for kids whose parents can’t afford to send them to extra curricular actives like sports or art. A man who paints like Bob Ross, a childhood hero of mine, who I spent every Sunday with on channel 9 in Alaska as he painted “happy clouds” and “happy trees” making beautiful landscapes that inspired you to create something of your own.
Traveling Photographer Out!