After reading an article by Melissa Breyer on the "Tree Hugger" site about beautiful words to describe nature, I was so moved by the language that I went immediately to my desk and wrote a theme for each day of an up-coming workshop that will be held on a beautiful lake in Maine, with our sacred mountain, Katahdin, looking down on us.
I made a list of words that came to me as I thought about how I feel about Katahdin. It is a unique and awe-inspired monument rising out of the land. Here are the words:
The mountain soared into the sky
somber and towered over us
brooding and loomed over us
Descriptive words that relate to Katahdin
edges - hard, wet, misty
I also wrote a brief description of ideas for conveying some of these qualities in a painting. Just send me a message if you would like a copy of these notes.