In the land of enchantment she met echoes of her enchanted life that was and is and shall be set free again. From the shadows they spoke: the smiling Buddha, the native women on their way to collect well water, the brash young stallion and those of the bird tribe.
Each brought a message of strength and resilience. Within her she felt a swoosh of energy and a peace that all would be well and all manner of things would be well. The cedar shook with delight that day in the desert when her thirsty spirit was quenched by the voices of the ancients singing to her there.
This acrylic painting by Dawn Richerson was painted after a visit to Echo Amphitheater in Abiquiú, New Mexico, not far from Ghost Ranch and the land that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe. It is from the Soul of America and the Soul of Place collections of oil and acrylic paintings.
In the heart of America, my soul found its first freedom. From sea to shining sea, I was met with simple moments and sweeping landscapes that came to life before my eyes. Connect to your essential story of life with the Heart of America and Spirit of the Southwest collections.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this painting has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you.