Nature can soothe, if we let it. So can painting. Maybe that's why I paint images of nature so frequently...
As I tried to fall asleep on Tuesday night, which was no small feat on the night of the election, I envisioned nature and felt my body instantly relax. The image in my mind of a rainbow somewhere out west over a vast grassy plain came to me thanks to the Weather Channel's election counter-programming. From 3pm until midnight the network had a "nature marathon" filled with awe-inspiring landscapes of calm weather.
What a genius idea! Thanks Cat for adding a literal breath of fresh air to my Facebook feed by sharing this information!
As an environmentalist, I worry about the results of this election. However, I am also more inspired than ever to work to make positive change at the local level...whether I am making conscious choices in my household, volunteering to support sustainable efforts in my community, or celebrating nature with my artwork and sharing it with you!
This painting is of my son, Dylan. At 9 years old he is teaching me and my husband more about nature than we could ever hope to have known when we were children. I love exploring with him! He inspires me and he gives me hope that our future generations will continue to take care of the environment... no matter who is president.