Posted by: janamatusz | November 26, 2015

Thankful for every moment in Maine

I’m feeling especially thankful at this Thanksgiving time for so many things. I feel very blessed to have wonderful people in my life, and to have a full schedule of enriching experiences and opportunities for drawing and painting, both close to home and far away.

In late October I helped out with the second annual Acadia Artist Retreat. (And I’m looking forward to the next one which is scheduled for June 6-12, 2016! Save the date!) The Schoodic Peninsula is breathtaking in any season…

 

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I enjoyed the fall colors, and as always, felt restored and calmed by the closeness to nature. The Park holdings on the Schoodic peninsula have expanded tremendously with the addition of the new Schoodic Woods campground and bicycle trails, and there’s a lot of new territory to explore. The artists at the retreat had infinite good options for painting opportunities!

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I saw some old and new nature friends, and especially enjoyed the dark of night and pre-dawn. The stars on a clear night, with the Milky Way stunningly visible, are awe-inspiring and profoundly humbling.

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It is always incredibly inspiring to paint in Acadia (even if it was a bit chilly in October!) And there were some days of high surf, which added to the intensity and excitement of being out on the rocks.

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I’m very thankful for time in Acadia. Thank you thank you thank you…

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