The Memory Jar

When I display my art at a gallery, or a coffee shop, or any event where I can, I put out a “memory jar.” It’s a mason jar, some slips of paper, and an invitation for people to contribute a childhood memory.

The memory jar has been filled several times now, and each memory is a delight.

I don’t have enough time to paint them all, but when I can, I do. The paintings below were all inspired by the contents of the memory jar.

To those of you who have contributed to the jar, I’m so thankful for each one of your contributions!

You all inspire me! :)
— RJO