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.