Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nothing But Blue Skies

"Nothing but Blue Skies", 36"x36" 
©2013  Cat Tesla

Over Thanksgiving I went to Paris and traveled to surrounding towns along the Seine. One of them was Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh painted "The Church at Auvers" as well as other famous works. The fields were green and gold and thousands of stalks from long-past blooming purple irises still danced in the breeze. Simple winding paths were everywhere, leading to farms and gardens and a big blue sky filled with sun and puffy clouds. As a first time-visitor, it was magical and inspirational. My guess is it will be the next time, too.

I think there's a lot of magic and inspiration all around us if we just stop to take it in. That's my plan for 2014:  to look deeper and appreciate the now. Increase my powers of observation and appreciation, and really take a good look around.

As I look back at this year, I'm proud of how my work has blossomed and how I've grown as an artist. I just want to keep learning!

Thank you for taking a look at my world. I can't wait to see what's coming next.

Here's wishing you a bounty of beauty in 2014!

 "There is calm, harmony, and music inside of me"  ~Vincent Van Gogh