Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bryce Canyon, Utah

While we were taking the 1.5 mile hike through Sunset Point in Bryce, my daughter, Dana, said she couldn't help but think of this quote:

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.  Henry David Thoreau

This reminds me of my experience at the Art Festival last month.  There were many artists who had so much artwork consuming display walls and racks that I felt overwelmed by the sheer quantity of good quality work for sale.   Comparing myself to them put the fear in my boots.  So, my new practice is to stop feeding the monster inside my head.  Ignore its raging ramblings and fill my head with quotes like the one above.

I don't know what my castle will look like in the end, as you, but let's just show up together with mortar and brick, holding hands, doing the our creative best so that some day we'll stand back, look up and admire together those beautiful castles in the sky.


Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful quote. Yes, stop feeding those monsters in your head, Diana!

And beautiful picture, too. Did you hike the Navajo Trail? Queen's Garden? Bryce is amazing, one of my all-time favorites (sometimes I think all the National Parks in Utah - and some of the State Parks as well - are my favorites...). The colors blow me away every time I visit.

Diana said...

No, Carola, we just didn't have time. We drove to the top...Rainbow Point and then on to Vegas. I was really glad to see Arches and Moab. That was my first time. We've been to the parks in the South before... always worth the trip.

samos said...

Beautiful picture Diana! And the qoute too! Sometimes I get that same feeling after I come home from an art festival or big show. Glad to know I'm not the only one. On another note...
Thanks for stopping by today and entering my blog giveaway! Now I can follow your blog too. =)


Anonymous said...

i love all of your recent photos. beautiful.... I should also not encourage the monsters in my head... they're annoying for a start.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful photo. Now, as for the artists that have so much art in their booths: be careful. You don't want to put so much in your booth that it gets really busy and no one can focus on an individual piece of art. Go with how you feel about your own booth and be proud of your art.