Paint September ~ Day 15/16 ~ Pure Memory

Paint September ~ Day 15/16 ~ Pure Memory

“I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us”~ Mary Oliver

The ocean has a strong pull over me. I am at peace there…grounded and balanced. Palpable, the quiet calm that comes from within.

My memory is often hazy…details of my life tend to mix and melt into something that feels a bit like shadow. My recall is clouded with fragments of memory. But the smallest of seaside moments stick with me. There is utter clarity…It is as if each time the tide retreats, it smooths the layered haze, leaving behind a softness of pure memory and thought…

A pleasure to paint what I love… ~

Original Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

What’s Yet to Be….

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“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass

Painted for a dear friend who was embarking on a new journey that included a new home, a new job, a new knee;) and a birthday milestone. I felt it important to mark the moments…celebrate the magic in the mysterious future, yet to be…the whirlwind adventure of it all ~

Original Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel