Enjoy my newest World Map in stunning reds and rich blues and grays. Travel safely without leaving home.
I have been away for a week visiting the Upper Peninsula. My husband’s family planted roots in Michigan after a long journey from Finland. This was a first, and likely last, family reunion as all of the “old timers” are getting on in age. We stayed in a lovely home along a canal in Houghton. You can see our view below in the third picture.
I really enjoyed the beauty that surrounded me at every turn. The wildflowers were blooming shamelessly in bursts of pink and yellow. The mountains were lit up with the sun during the day and the lakes were illuminated with the moon at night. Many memories were shared with me. I was struck by the Finnish tradition of the family sauna and blessed to get a photo of the place where his mother spent Saturday’s communing with relatives. And much to everyone’s surprise, the boat that my husband’s grandfather used to take them out onto the lake, was still there on the property. The old homesteads have been sold to strangers, but they were all kind enough to let us walk around inside and out. It was a special time and I am so glad I got to be a part of it…
Map Of The World 2
Mixed Media Painting
Where have you always wanted to travel? I think the next on my list will be Canada. We just got back from a mini-vacation to Venice…..Florida that is. And while we didn’t go far, it sure was lovely to get away from work and home responsibilities for awhile. Just the sand, surf and a tropical drink in my hand….ahhhh But back to work!
Where do you want to go?
It is said that reading takes you to far away places in your mind and let’s you experience a place without moving from your chair. I feel the same way about painting and creating. I can choose to go to Paris, France for instance. I can immerse myself in colors and shapes from any time and place. Looking at this view of the Eiffel Tower “takes me there” in a way. It is such a magnificent structure that I feel I have enhanced in my art. This piece is a composite painting using a vintage post card and layers of other imagery. My choice of nebula brings to mind a timelessness and connectivity of all. I can see this place…and if I close my eyes, I can feel it too….
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