The world is busy. We all are busy.
I don't need to give examples as I'm pretty sure everyone acknowledges the fast pace and technology driven nature of the world.
One activity though, reliably soothes the spirit of those seeking calm and peace...yes, hiking in nature.
For me, hiking near water augments my experience in nature. I am a water woman and am naturally drawn there.
Had breakfast on the Salmon river while sitting on a boulder and watching the sun coming up.
As you walk into nature you are entering an environment that encourages self reflection and deeper thoughts. When I'm not distracted with life, ideas and insights flow.
When hiking near the rivers I am filled with the sights, sounds, and smells encountered on these journeys which ignite my imagination and stimulate creativity!
The changing landscapes, vibrant colors of flora, and diverse wildlife all serve as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians.
A fun hike with Bill and Angel, our wonder dog, around Lost Lake. Other photos of the Metolius River hike this Fall.
Hiking, and immersing oneself in the beauty of nature, we tap into a wellspring of creativity, gain valuable insights into our lives, and develop appreciation for the world around us.
We can rejuvenate our souls, find inspiration in the simplest of things, and discover a renewed sense of purpose and wonder.
So as the year ends and 2024 insists on new goals and health reforms, consider lacing up and hiking in all this incredible nature, that surrounds us!
Your experiences will be unforgettable and you'll find yourself returning time, and time again. I do!
PANTHER CREEK FALLS
It's been 6 months since I hiked up to these falls in Washington. Since that time I have painted six large paintings and eight 12x12 paintings!
This has been challenging yet filled with artistic growth and understanding, with appreciation for these powerfully surrendering waterways.
Here are my 12x12's which are framed and now showing at the "SALEM on the EDGE" gallery in Salem now until December 24th. They are $350 each and you can contact Melanie at 1(503) 884-0635 in the gallery, if you are interested in purchasing.
for your continued support of me and my work this year. I am entering my painting season and will have many more works to show you in the new year. Visit my website to view my work now.
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I am very involved while painting and there is alot of good juju that is brushed onto each canvas. I like to think this positive energy is present and adds the joy into the room. This is true for me in my home.
Have a blessed holiday season.
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.