Look at the age, the color, and emotions of this old barn. I love old buildings. And they provide such inspiration for me. The colorways are incredible here, brown, tan, gray, black, with a pinch of yellow. Beautiful!
It's amazing how time has peeled back the bright, and left us with the beauty. Aged wood is so incredible. The colors are always so amazing, with each piece of wood so different from the other.
Look at the details. The knots (actually branches) provide a great break for your eyes. And a perfect place for the paint to pool and last a little longer. I have a whole pinterest page dedicated to aged wood and rust. Follow the link and find your inspiration: bit.ly/2fVtFe8
One morning my Faithful Sherpa and I got up early to scout photo shoot locations. I love driving into the woods at the break of dawn. It's so magical and beautiful.
We ended up driving to Humbug Valley, in Plumas County. The valley is such an amazing place. I just love it there, so peaceful, and inspirational in so many ways!
Humbug Valley is also an incredibly spiritual place. It's part of the ancestural home of the local Maidu tribe. You can learn more about the the Maidu Tribe and Humbug Valley by visiting the Consortia's website: www.maidusummit.org/gallery.html
High Country News published an article about our local Maidu Consortia and Humbug Valley. "A Displaced California Tribe Reclaims Sacred California Lands" bit.ly/2fiyj2v
"it’s Humbug Valley, with its miraculously undeveloped meadows, a mostly still-healthy forest, and a naturally carbonated spring bubbling up among moss-covered boulders, that means the most."
Now, breath in the fresh air, pick up your knitting needles and create!