My thoughts about the creative process and a place to share my art works.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Not Going Back
This one is titled: Jared Knew He Could Never Move Back to the City. For those that know me- this is very much about me. My life changed forever when we moved up north to a small community. My partner and I lived in Minneapolis for 25 years- right in the city. We are both from small Iowa towns so moving to the city was huge, exciting and so right for us at that time. Now we live in the woods nine miles from town. We gave up a lot coming here- a wonderful support system of friends- diversity- but there have been incredible experiences here. Hiking for hours in the Chippewa National Forest and seeing not another person and hearing ravens talk back and forth. Looking at the night sky without city light pollution- seeing the northern lights-amazing. This early summer seeing thousands of lightening bugs flashing all over deep into the forest. There are times when I am wistful about the move but for now I am very happy to be here.