Monday, April 6, 2009

the mountains are talking....


As promised here is another in my series Things I Saw From The Plane  entitled "The Mountains Are Talking".  The majestic snow capped mountains and the great divides they form made me feel the enormity of my travel.  As I looked down at the flat plains approaching the mountains and followed the twisting and improbable roads through them I couldn't help but think about all of the brave souls who travelled west with families before there were planes in search of a better life, of adventure and of the unknown.  Their stories are in these mountains.....

9 comments:

Leililaloo said...

What a nice painting and a nice storie you told with it. I like it!

justagirl said...

lovely painting... I often think of the people before me as I push the buttons on the washing machine... how easy it is for us in our daily lives.

I love the idea of this series you are working on.

certifiedpaperfreak said...

i love this painting. i'm glad you shared your thoughts about what you were thinking while you were flying over the mountains. i often think the same thing as i'm flying or even driving. i live in Texas and there is a lot of wide open spaces between towns. i often think of the early settlers and their trials. it's so amazing to me.

hope your week started out great.
Sandra

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

I've often wondered how women who lived in solid houses with windows and neighbors reacted when their husbands announced they were hitching up the wagon and setting off to move west. They always left in late spring and arrived in Oregon or California in early fall, then had to scramble to build shelter for the winter. And of course, planting season would have already passed them by.

tangled sky studio said...

it seems like it would be the opposite but our impending move has given me space to breathe (in the woods) and time to think (while travelling long distances)....i like it.

artslice said...

What an inspiration... looking out the window on an airplane. I've thought of doing this in the past but wasn't sure quite how. You manage to make it look so easy!
This idea reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe... she took many trips in her later years and one time, she couldn't wait to get home to paint the 'cool cloud cover'.

the nest said...

i like where that painting goes; the plane, the mountains, the roads, the memories, it's a journey in your painting. good for you, finding deep breath and space for thinking in such a hectic time.
xo

Janice La Verne said...

hi Beth, how are you with so much going on??

i like how the plane is hanging off the side of the painting. it's good, coming and going.

good, good,
Janice

gretchenmist said...

i love this one. am so scared of flying! i thought of this painting {+ your crop circle one} yesterday on our flight home and it made me feel more brave!
thanks for the link to camper too :)