I could see and hear swans and ducks in the distance. The March wind was brisk. What are some things I was thinking as I waded out into the estuary? These are the prayers before and during: I am one with you, environment, river and sound, gorgeous sky and birds. Please, give me a clear path. I am humbled and awake. I appeal to my higher self. I beg, may I lead a constructive life, may I be disciplined against my temptations! May I be able to look upon myself and others with eyes of understanding and love! May I never forget to be grateful for the time, efforts and energy of all the people, of nature, of animals, the mud, the soil, plants, trees, sky, great spirits, beauty, air, minerals, water that contribute to my life here.
Appealing to the higher Self, acrylic and gifted glitter on roofing paper, 35 by 40 in. Emilia Kallock, 2020
Untitled (Surround), acrylic on paper, 55 by 57 in. Emilia Kallock, 2020
Classroom sign for 1-2 second graders
Bird Songs (Inspired by Swanson’s Thrush) watercolor on paper, 6 by 9 in. Emilia Kallock, 2019
My Interior Study, pen on paper, 4 by 4 in. Emilia Kallock 2019
My Safari easel is a bit cumbersome and heavy but once I set it up it’s sturdy, but it was SO nice to paint outdoors for a change. A friend and I walked to the very end of the Stillaguamish River, through mud puddles and over driftwood (which I painted) and set up a picnic. The wind picked up and it finally got to chilly and we returned shortly after sundown.
Driftwood, Stillaguamish Delta, oil on paper, 20 by 23 in .Emilia Kallock 2019
Driftwood with Picnic Supplies, Stillaguamish Delta, oil on paper, 20 by 23 in .Emilia Kallock 2019