#dailygratitude - dreaming in color
With life comes days of challenged thought.
The earth pulls at my feet.
My eyes are dimmed to brighter days.
Sometimes the world seems gray.
I lay myself upon my bed.
I gently close my eyes.
I rest my heart and calm my soul.
In silence say a prayer.
Let this day be a brighter day.
Please, let me see the good.
And then I hear the birds sing songs.
I hear their melody.
I see the beauty deep within.
I let go, and I am free.
Title: “colorful dreams”
Mixed Digital oil painting
After a couple weeks of working outdoors painting structures and icons of Germany, France, and Amsterdam, my guide and I both needed time to recuperate. I had painted every day since I first landed in Europe, and now I had only a few hours left before returnIng to the States. My sister and I decided an afternoon nap was in order. Even though my body ached and my head was tired, once she laid down on the bed, I knew I should paint her. While she slept, my body reenergized as I captured her loveliness on my canvas. Later I would take a second look and recreate this piece in full digital color.