Making Keystones to place all over Cape Cod. I am hoping that folks will smile when they find these little treasures. Then, I hope they will be inspired to visit the website and share a dream for 2016...for themselves, the community or the world.
So I picked of the Cape Cod Times in my driveway the other day and it jingled. It's true it is the jingle holiday season but still... Seems that someone put keys inside my newspaper bag. A big THANKS to whoever surprised me this way. Who are you?
A can of old and interesting keys was left for me at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Included was a tiny framed photo of a well dressed lad. So curious. Who can I thank?
I spent Saturday hanging around the exhibit and talking with dozens of people who came to Cotuit to view it - some for the first time and others who just needed to see it again. I continue to be relish the community response to The Key Idea™. I have heard that this exhitbit really touched a lot of people. It made them laugh, it made them cry. One of my favorite comments, "I just can't stop thinking about it". A favorite comment for artists!
I feel so full. I am so grateful to all who participated in the first version of The Key Idea™ Our Cape Cod Community told a story. It is the last day to see this version... a book is in the works..
I was touring The Key Idea™ exhibit this morning. Our community has so much to say...I am so touched by the sincerity of the people who participated. I have been asked to post more pages of artwork. So, they are coming back by popular demand. I'm feeling the love. This piece was done by Madison age 6.
The Key Idea™ mini exhibit is now open in the Meeting Room at the Barnstable Town Hall. Another chance to see it and participate.
I like them and have liked them for as long as I can remember, going back 50 years. I had a bracelet with a lock and key that I loved and wore it all the time. I lost it the day my grandfather died when I was ten. I have sewed keys onto my clothing and hats when I was in high school, and I have added them to many art projects over the years.
I like that keys come with a history of their own. I have been given thousands of keys that people carried with them every day. I feel a connectedness to people I will never meet. I think the folks who do The Key Idea™ project feel this too. When riffling through the keys, I have heard so many people say, "this key feels really good."
In the past few years, I just decided to embrace my fondness for keys and the powerful metaphor that they can be. I found this resonates with others too.
Lenore Lyons is passionate about igniting the spark that happens when people think creatively and get big ideas. There is something about riffling through a large tray of keys that encourages people of all ages to think about possibilities for their life and their loved ones.