Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Grand Canyon Dreaming

In my mind, I'm already there.... Grand Canyon Guide

I'll be painting, musing, thinking of you all. My heart is full of good words of encouragement.

I am thankful for you.

Let's see if I can blog a little while on the Rim. At first, you can just picture me with an awestruck (and slightly goofy) look on my face. 

Here sits a visitation of joy
Captured by a flickering light
Easing the cry of a world yearning to rest
Just for a moment
This is my gratified wish
To be present in this warm light (of the Rim)
Not far away
Where I am of no use
---Melinda Esparza © 2008

And, a special thank you to:

Kathryn Law
Jeane Myers

Barbara Muir

Donald Diddams

Linny D.Vine

Jeffrey J. Boron


and Mr. Artyfice and Ell.

Could not have done this without you. There are other really special people who have helped in so many ways. I'm thinking of you too.

With best wishes--m


Donald Diddams said...

What a wonderful month you have to look forward to. The chance to paint in a spectacular place, and the recognition you deserve.
It will probably race by in a blur of color, and light, and faces and... so much more.
Looking forward to reading and seeing(!) the stories from the Rim.

Anonymous said...

Melinda, enjoy this amazing time in your life, surrounded by beauty and peace. I'll be thinking of you!
-- Nancy

Melinda said...

Thank you, Donald!

You're absolutely correct. I am no photographer, but I look forward to sharing some views with you, and a story or two.

Virtual hugs.

Melinda said...

Hi Nancy,

Yes, beauty and peace. REALLY looking forward to all of that, especially the peace!

Thank you so much for your kindness.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Wishing you unseasonably cool (not hot) temperatures for the drive. I believe we're in "sweater weather" here in Toronto at 93 Fahrenheit. So something in the low 90s would be good, and perfect sunny days. You will rock the canyon for sure. Congratulations again. Lucky visitors to the canyon, and I wish I could be one. Thanks for your kind words, and right back at you.

kathrynlaw said...

Dear Melinda, what a beautiful poem. Thank you for being you. Go forward and speak your truth about the beauty around you, as you always do. We're all there with you. xoxo

Melinda said...

Hello Barbara,

Oh, I am counting on your wish for cool temps while we travel! I guess one way to ensure that would be to leave early. :)

Love your term, "sweater weather." So true. I wish you some cooling rain and great AC wherever you go.

Thank you so much! I'm taking you with me in spirit.

Virtual hugs!

Melinda said...

Thank you, Kathryn.

Going forward. Riding along on the good wishes of yours and others. I am thankful for you and your beautiful art.

Wishing you all the best as you work. I know that you'll be painting some stellar work. I do. And, I'll be around to cheer you onward.


Linny D. Vine said...

Happy, playful, adventures on the rim, Magical Melinda!! They'll all love you and your work!!!

cohen labelle said...

Thank you Melinda! I am so honored that you would mention me in your blog.
You always bring such great strength and lyricism to your painting and poetry, both. But I beg to differ with you in the last line of your poem – you are in fact of great use beyond measure, because you contribute beyond measure with your deep love of nature and infallible artist’s eye.

xo, Marcia