Tag Archives: water

365, Day 71: Extraordinary

“In the right time in the right light everything is extraordinary.”  ~ Aaron Rose Moonlight on the Mississippi River near Bellerive Park, St. Louis on a muggy summer night. Definitely not creepy and I find myself not hating the river … Continue reading

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365, Day 70: The Mississippi

I spent some time on the banks of the Mississippi River yesterday evening with some Cajun music and a friend who would be happier if I didn’t think rivers were creepy. I think I’ll work on that a bit. Today’s … Continue reading

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365, Day 69: Far Distant Shore

Sometimes I feel as much of a follow as a lead in this artistic dance of creativity. I sit down with a paintbrush in my hand and before I know it, the painting is leading me off in a direction … Continue reading

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365, Day 67: Reflections

I don’t really know what to make of today’s painting. It’s so unlike all the others in many ways. For the longest time it seemed to actively resist the addition of any reflections of the trees in the water. I … Continue reading

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365, Day 59: Water

I have a love-hate-love relationship with water. Water, in a sense, gives life. It can also take it away. Last fall, I almost drowned on my first canoe outing. The face to face encounter with my own mortality rocked my … Continue reading

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365, Day 43: The Process of Becoming

So, this ended up being a seascape. Not what I’d intended when I sat down. This process of becoming is a fascinating one to participate in. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 10: Judgement, Revisited

So. What I was going for here was a sort of moody scene with big, back lit clouds over water. Low horizon line with some trees. Sunrise. What I ended up with is not what was hoped. But I left … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value

Question, and not necessarily a rhetorical one: Does anything have intrinsic value? Does anyone? Or is value something assigned? Bestowed upon by another? Is value the product of a relationship of some sort? Take this dead leaf, for instance. If … Continue reading

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The Magic in the Moment

Using one’s breath as a focal point for meditation is probably the most common meditation technique I’ve come across. For good reason- your breath is portable. It’s always with you. If you’re not breathing, you probably have larger issues than … Continue reading

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