This painting was inspired by the 'blood' or 'big springs moon' recently but as I painted it reminded me of the large, orange harvest moon my daughter & I saw last fall and it was beautiful. Also, as I was working on it, Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon' kept replaying in my mind (how could it not?).
Yesterday my baby girl came home from University for the summer (yay!) and last night I stayed up late to finish The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini...so, so good and so very sad. It's the story of Amir and Hassan, two young boys who grow up in opposing circumstances, one wealthy and the other poor, and begin their childhood before Afghanistan becomes strife with war. There were a few plot twists that I anticipated but another big one that totally caught me by surprise. I am always fascinated by human nature and thankful that we are always given the opportunity to redeem ourselves. Life is filled with choices that may harm us, both good and bad, along with those blurred lines in between. I don't know why it took so long to read this novel as it was even better than his other two. Really, they're all fantastic, I highly recommend them all.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan