Monday, October 14, 2013

the art of noticing

Not all of our masterpieces hang in a museum. That was the headline on one of my favorite ads ever, created for the North Carolina Department of Tourism by McKinney Silver & Rockett in Raleigh. Jan Karon was the writer on the project and the awards she won for the campaign enabled her to leave advertising, move to Blowing Rock and begin writing the Mitford books. The visual was a beautiful old quilt hung on the side of a barn. I thought about that message this misty afternoon as I was walking Ruffy and spotted this leaf collage at our feet. North Carolina itself is a masterpiece in autumn. Everywhere you look, a work of art.

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