Monday, April 19, 2010

It's All Good

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
This weekend was good. When I arrived at the venue where I was to speak, I was told I only had 15 minutes slated for my talk. I drove halfway across the state for only 15 minutes? That threw me off balance, but the talk went well anyway. I find that I am too much of a good girl, always doing what I am told. So would the crowd walked out if I talked 30 minutes instead of 15? I doubt it. But it is all good. I made new friends, drove places I have never been, slept on an Aero bed, tried Thai food for the first time, and got myself from one end of the state to the other with just me, God and rock n roll. I was able to visit my oldest grandson, who is in the Navy, on the west side of the state. Yes, it is all good.

This painting is titled Field and Stream, and is another radiant heat panel. The barn is from a photo I took and some of the trees I think, but I made the rest up, including the stream. I do recall driving around on a blustery day taking pictures of clouds--would you believe clouds give me trouble? They are supposed to look as if a bird could fly through them, not solid like a bunch of marshmallows. Tricky.

1 comment:

  1. I love this scene, and so would my sons and husband. They are always looking for similar beautiful places in nature.

    I'm glad to hear your talk went well (despite its briefness!) and that you were able to visit with your grandson. Sometimes just having removed yourself successfully from "ordinary" life is a victory in itself.