|Adobe therapy--from a Susan Clark photo, 5 by 7 watercolor, 140# d'Arches|
|Evidence of healing faith and dirt--Chimayo'|
|The Santuario draws faithful pilgrims|
There is something about adobe, earthen vessels, dirt that is healing. Even those of us gringos touch on it when we talk about the therapy of gardening, getting our hands in the earth.
These were thoughts today when I sought something to paint, something to help healing, and chose a scene from one of Susan's photos of Taos Pueblo. That ancient civilization also knows the power of the earth. Attend Native dances and see it reaffirmed--for all their rhythm and traditions, one stands out...one foot of each dancer is always in contact with Earth Mother.
|Small previous watercolor of Taos|