Have you ever experienced a moment that you can't really classify as anything other than "magical?" A couple summers ago I went on a 90-mile backpacking trip. One night I woke up in the middle of the night and could see a bright light shining through my tent. When I stepped outside of my tent, I looked up and saw the most incredible night sky I have ever seen--so many bright colors all swirled together with twinkling stars. I remember feeling goosebumps as I took it all in.
Last fall I experienced another magical moment as I was sitting in a cozy cabin, sipping on my tea. A few sips in, I began to notice a herd of deer gathering around the cabin. At first they were nibbling at trees and grazing, then they began to bed down around the cabin, and several fell asleep. I remember one deer that was out cold, sprawled out in the dirt. It was a pure, peacefully magical moment.
I find that most interactions with animals in the natural world feel magical to me-- a fleeting moment shared in the peaceful solitude of the wild. That type of magic is something that I frequently desire to capture in my paintings--those fleeting magical moments between man and the natural environment.
Below is one of my most recent paintings, capturing a fleeting moment of peaceful magic.
Have a wonderfully magical week!
Welcome to the whimsical world of Tara Pappas' mixed media art! Thank you for stopping by to view samples of my work and read a little about my adventures as an artist. I am always looking for new ways to connect and grow as an artist, so would love to hear from you if you have any questions or interests in a particular piece. I hope that my work brings you inspiration and joy!
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