- 9" w x 12"h acrylic on paper, framed, ready to hang
Cliffs of Moher Painting • County Clare, Ireland Painting
At the Cliffs of Moher, the purpling sky at sunset brought out all the highlights on the cliff edge. Dancers rose up from the depths of the sea. In the distance, an archer in the sky drew back his bow by the golden tower. All the shades of gold and green danced as one with sky and sea in a scene that was a celebration of life.
I had been to the cliffs many times, but never when the sun had shone so bright. There was where the wind met the choppy sea an air of celebration. The way the light danced upon the water was magical—a spectacle composed of a string of serendipities.
The day took me by surprise, and in many ways it was a metaphor for my stay in magical, mythical, mystical Ireland. What wonder had been there in each new day. My journeys had been one shining reminder that life and life to the full was all that mattered. I knew above all else that the path to life began by listening to and responding to the call of my wild soul.
Sometimes in what has become ordinary and familiar one finds the seed of singular magnificence. It begins with putting a hand on the heart and saying yes—YES to LIFE and all the ways you are coming to life as you move through the hours and the days. At the confetti cliffs I found myself celebrating all that was alive in me and smiling at the way the party had been waiting for me all along. Wait until you find the surprise waiting there for you!
What does your soul remember?
What story is alive in you?
Confetti Cliffs is an original Soul of Place painting from the County Clare and Soul of Ireland collections by Virginia artist Dawn Richerson, who found joy and wonder in the heart of the Emerald Isle where she lived for three years. In Ireland I was met with mystery and miracle. The soul of Ireland spoke to my soul, and I was forever changed. Connect to your essential story of life through inspiring Irish landscapes in the Soul of Ireland Collection.
I'll meet you on the way!