Why Not


I’m halfway through the month-long Swirl Tour. As with any journey, no matter what you plan, the very nature of its travel is the open invitation for the unknown. The surprise. The adventure.

And this tour is no different.

It’s a precious thing to have a platform to display your craft. But to remain focused upon that platform distracts the eyes from the deep, vibrant beauty of what’s around.

Pablo Picasso said that “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

This tour has, and still is, giving me the privilege of spending time with creative giants. Giants, not necessarily in the form of perceived fame and acclaim, but giants of spirit, imagination and compassion. In their unique ways, public and hidden, they have committed themselves to reveal the beauty within this world. In the words of Neil Gaiman, they are making ‘good art.’

And I’m humbled.


With friends.

We all can make ‘good art.’ In our home. With our family. How we raise our kids, work with colleagues and walk with each other.

Imagination into reality.

Why not.

Andy Smithyman