Updated: Mar 25, 2019
Roc Paint Sip is a member of our community's Visitor Industry Council. This collection of businesses center around tourism and hospitality, but more over, highlight all that Rochester has to offer. It's a great resource as a small business owner to be able to network with those similar in size such as a Mom & Pop bakery or perhaps a hometown wine bar, along with larger scale restaurants and hotels and breweries. The common denominator is civic pride in where we live, work and raise our families. As Rochesterians, we honor our past from Frederick Douglass and George Eastman to Susan B Anthony and the birth of the women's suffrage movement, just to name a few. With eyes towards the horizon on our collective future we re-imagine a new downtown resurgence, or being on the cutting edge of photonics research and development.
So, what!! The purpose of this particular post was not a PSA for Rochester, NY necessarily, but to shed light on what can inspire us. Inspiration is a thread throughout this blog, it comes from what we see every day where we work and relax, and where we like to go out to eat or choose to spend a sunny day, etc. There's a long standing adage that great art only comes from pain and the struggle. I'd list examples but I would be here all day, and you're probably reading this while you wait your turn at the dentist's office. Thus, I find the creative light in those people, places and things I enjoy, my muse if you will. That's not to say that I'm rife with my own inner sanctum of spiritual blight, but I choose let the more positive subjects of my everyday life influence what I decide to paint. I don't ignore the darker side of my life, as they are as integral a part of the creativ