Day 121: Something Beautiful—Sublime, Superior the Lake

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

I cannot leave the North. Not yet. I have stretched myself from it but not detached. Tranquil, idyllic shorelines beckon and remind me of timeless afternoons stretched on the beach, in the grass, along a hillside. Listening — lapping water. Breaking waves. Slow moving white sky giants. Time lost in translating the feeling, the sound, the beautiful onto a Strathmore pad and into watercolor lines.

The image is not the one I painted below, but similar. The painting a gift for a mentor, part of the Objibwe. A remembrance for me of blissfully long days of careless summers when no one pretends to do anything but live—beautifully.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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