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Friday, July 24, 2015

Exploring Sanctuary


Peace in the Valley
oil, 16 x 20, $425.00

You know how it seems that when you learn a new word you "suddenly" see it many times a day?  Something like that happens when you begin to study a subject seriously...suddenly you see references or inputs everywhere you look.

In preparing for "Seeking Sanctuary: places & spaces that restore the soul" I have begun to see potential sanctuaries in myriad places.  Somehow the potential of finding one is on the front of my brain...while others see a wooden and barbed wire fence while hiking, I see a valley of restoration and renewal.

This was fun to paint and I believe the reason is because I had already drawn the line at having "enough" ready for a show; so this would be a bonus IF it fell together nicely.  With no pressure I felt the freedom of experimentation and exploration.

Perhaps we should explore and experiment more often?  What do you think?

Experimentally yours,
Cindy

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