Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Slowing Down on the Trail

Tom over at Two-Heel Drive has a great piece On Stillness. He points out how many of the most amazing things in nature are only seen when one stops moving and takes a break.

Recently, in an attempt to reconnect to the outdoors, I've started bringing art supplies. Water colors, drawing pencils and paper don't cost much and their worth their weight in gold. Sit down on a log and paint a landscape or a leaf and you'll see how the act of making art forces one to look at the details around you. Drawing and painting lets you see in a way that photography doesn't.

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