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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Beckoning the Muse

"El Santuario," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card

a cure for feeling cooped up  as a cold front arrives on a cloudy day. 
Beckon the muse, which includes an early  walk in the park when it's quiet with few people, where you can use your senses to connect with nature.
Then it's easier to let the muse beckon, thinking of other places  you'd rather be, back to memories and favorite places.
Pick up the brush and start painting, and the muse answers.
Thus today's watercolor, of El Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico site of the miraculous curing earth, painted many times. 
But today, for a holiday card, it helped me get started on more cards, curing malaise as I worked out the problems and remembered our great times there. Just wish we were there now. 

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