Day 081: "Heron in the River Grass"

Approximately 4 x 6" | oil paint on stock paper

Each painting comes with an accompanied handwritten poem on beautiful, thick stock paper that can also be framed or displayed. The following poem will come with this piece.

“What should we do next?”
The words almost leave my lips
but I catch them first.
If I think about then
I won’t see the heron
strutting in the river grass now.
I won’t feel the wind, how cool
and thick with salt it is.
So I let the question evaporate
and drop back into now.

More about the piece and project:

In March 2019, I started a “100 Day Project” -- a collective experience where creatives all over the world choose a theme and create for 100 days.

I selected the theme “100 Days of Feeling My Feelings” because so much of my life was in flux. I needed time and space to reflect and process.

Every day I showed up, paintbrush in hand, and took emotional inventory, channeling whatever I felt that day into visual and written art.

My hope is that the words and art resonate with you, even in some small way. I hope they serve as a reminder that we are all living real, messy, complex lives, and each of us has something worthwhile to say and give to this world.

Original work by Amanda Sandlin. Carefully and lovingly packaged and shipped from Denver, CO. Please select "100 Day Painting" shipping at checkout ($5 for US, $12 for Canada) and allow up to one week for your order to be fulfilled. You will receive a tracking number once it's en route.

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