Trail of 100 Giants
Giant Redwoods! Can you say BIG Trees! Although you really need to go hike OFF trail to see these big beauties, this is a good start if you’ve never had the chance before. Nature has her way, it takes a fire to get these giant tress to start the growing process, back in the day, this was nature working her magic of give-and-take. Now with the control of fires in our national forests, these giants just might be harder and harder to find growing. You can still see the burn marks of history and the survival of what the giant’s have lived through. Their bark is soft and feels like a sponge. Most giants have an inside cave like room from the fires of history or several tress coming together to grow in perfect harmony. Don’t get me wrong, I never want to see fire destroying our trees, but Nature did have her reasons and I guess still does. Everything has a balance in life, we may night like it what’s being given to us, but it did and does have a purpose. Enjoy the View and have a happy. I managed to do tree poses in the last picture 🙂 Nothing like being in nature, she’s beautiful!
I created this for a “contest”, alas, I did not get in 😦 but that’s Okay. I love to be given a “theme” to create. I love a challenge. This challenge was about Nature and how it speaks. I am in love with trees, even the dead ones. I wanted to create a picture of blending the dead with the mother, the tree that has given it’s all in life but still quietly looks on still keeping it’s beauty, just a different kind now. It’s always hard putting your vision out there and hearing back the, “NO”… but, that’s life and art. Doesn’t matter what type of artist you are, a writer, painter, photographer, quilter, dancer, poet, we’re always subject to someone else’s opinions. The bottom line of an artist is, we create what we like, what moves us, it is an expression of what we see, feel and experience. What we hope, is that others will appreciate it. Sometimes they do and sometimes they do not.
Nature Speaks to me in this way, how does it speak to you?
Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas, Original size 24″ X 48″ ready to hang 🙂
Hoping you enjoy ~ Peace in =’s Peace out