Tuscan Memory ©Susan Morrison Sims
acrylic on paper (click on the image to enlarge. Click again to zoom and walk the paths with me :)
Memory is the diary
that we all carry about with us.
Hello dear hearts, how are all of you? Spring is tiptoeing in here, and I say I welcome, welcome! I am finding little messages of her arrival. Winged friends are happily singing while busily working preparing nests, and tiny splashes of green are sprouting from sleeping plants and trees. So it appears
Our beautiful earth is awakening from winter!
If you are not already seeing signs of spring, I hope you will soon!
Wilde’s words summed up my thoughts today, and this little painting. This place was in Tuscany near the village of Vagliagli, and I was there with painters, photographers, and writers from all over the world. I often painted alone from the cliff in the forefront or down in the valley, and I walked the road and little paths you see..by sun and by moon. I slept in two other farm houses down the road to the right beyond this image, but I ate many breakfasts and suppers in this farm house. It was there, seated at a long table among friends of old and new, that I learned to love a good glass of wine and many other things that traveling outside your usual world can bring!
Here is a little picture of one of those meals (some of you have probably seen this on my web site).
Dinner in Tuscany
(that’s me in the black top, looking at you)
It was in this time and space that my world and my soul expanded to places I had only dreamt of before. Memory entries (and paintings) now, forever etched within my heart. Often deep into the night when all is quiet and still, I return there to walk it in my mind. When all is quiet and still do you ever re-walk places in your mind? The good thing is we can choose the path we wish to walk…I finally learned that
I am the navigator of my dreams!
so are you, dear ones!
Well, I’ll leave you for now. I have “dropped by” to check on some of you, and I hope to make it around to everyone in time. If it seems a very long time since I’ve left you a note..then please tell me! As I said last time I assure you, it is not intentional. Thank you again for all of your wonderful notes and emails!
I’ve grown quite fond of all of you, and may each you travel ….
From Dreams to Memories,
memories filled with…
Love, Light, and Laughter!
Ps This piece and Tuscan Mist (in my last post) will be among the art in a show in Soho, New York March 3-15. Here is the link to the actual show invitation: Shades of Italy (Just in case you happen to be in the area). I will not be flying there from Florida, so I would love some feed back. One of my new and dear blogging friends is planning to go, so I’ll tell you about his observations. :)
Also here is a link to: Il Chiostro Art work shops across Italy. I highly recommend them, and it is not simply for painters it is photography, writers, opera, cooking, jewelry, etc. These pieces and a few others came to be from my experience in that world. :)
I have more shows and such going on..another one next month coincides with Women’s History Month and I am very exicted and honored to have been invited. I’ll save that and other things for our next chat! So ta, ta for now.