I used to work at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
It was really good to paint because I had to spend time walking around OLL in my head. I had a picture to work from, but focusing on it just brought me right back there.
Its amazing how many vivid sensory details I can recall when I try.
They bring back the more peaceful moments of my time there.
Realizing I know where each tree and bush were
….picking out details of the playground
…the feeling of the wind up by the cove.
It's beautiful, and I'm glad you had some time with your inner reservation self. I have been pining for Pine Ridge as well (hah, you see what I did there?) and hope I have some time to dedicate to my longing soon, before I explode!