‘Finding Peaceful Giants – Day 28/365

‘Finding Peaceful Giants – Day 28/365

Living in a mountain town awakens in you some quiet affinity for the large, encompassing presence of mountains.
You’re constantly navigating their imposing ridges, peaks and curves. Over, through or around.
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I like it. Nothing is ever a straight path. It’s a winding journey. Because the reality is, we can’t move mountains. We can only work around them, exist with them, or with a great amount of patience, build them.
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Which got me thinking about this year of paintings (I think about what I’ve gotten myself into a LOT). Once I’d begun the journey of building this mountain, and stopped wriggling around so much within it in total resistance, it’s become a peaceful feeling. To commit yourself to shaping or affecting some huge body of creation that can only be done slowly and steadily, saying a polite ‘no thank you’ to any other opportunity or distraction that pops up en route can give you something steady and concrete to hold on to.
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This 365 tiny painting challenge is my peaceful giant. What’s yours? I’d love to hear it. 🏔
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Time: 6 hours
Painting inspired by photography@ig_bee

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