"The Night Ride" - mixed media on canvas, 30" x 15"
On the thirteenth day, I decided to go BIG! So this is my largest piece yet. And WHAT FUN! It all began with a large abstract in dark and moody colors to suggest the sky at night. I wasn't initially sure what would appear against the night sky, but during my evening reading (this week the fourth book in Stephen King's Gunslinger series) there was a scene where one of the main characters was riding a horse across a landscape at night. And it got me thinking of how challenging it would be to ride a horse at night (especially in a realm where there is no electric lighting!) I am not the most graceful of people, and even walking in the pitch dark is a challenge for me.
Well, you can see where my musings took me! Onto the back of a sure-footed (and LARGE-footed) bird. And it got me to thinking a little more...how often do we avoid a new direction because we can't be sure what the path is? Or because we can't be sure IF there is even a path? Much of the time, I reckon.
This trusting girl on the back of her interesting steed shed a whole new light (no pun intended) on choosing a path unknown and unseen. Perhaps all we need is a little imajenation and what we need to carry us safely along will appear.
For the coming week, I plan to seek the least illuminated (metaphorical) path and see where it leads me. For actual pathways at night, I plan to use a flashlight. Clumsy girl, know thyself!
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Jen Walls and her imaJENation