Exploring, like we do, we found this great little Monastery in the canyon near our place. Actually, I've passed the little sign along the mountain road so many times, as I was on my way to this thing or that, & told myself I would go up there someday. It's Spring Break this week, so off we went to the Ramakhrishna's place.
They are on the top of a small mountain that has the most awesome view, & there are trails out there....lots of trails, ones I've never traveled. Their little gardens rows with their organic vegetables are pretty, & make me want for a simple life like that. Land, open space, peace.
My brain is screwy sometimes. I know it, it's okay. My thoughts often feel like they're at war with themselves. I just feel like everything is going to be alright, & I can breathe more when I am out in the wide open beauty of it all. Anyway, so now I have to go back!
I did this little Acrylic painting above last week. I hated it at first. I kept working it & think it kind of turned out pretty now. Yesterday, sick of painting & not wanting to do the whole messy paper clay thing, I got out a hoop & did some embroidery. I came up with this girl below.