Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Teton Pass - Watercolor

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
– Carlos Castaneda

Teton Pass – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

I have a terrible fear of heights.  When I was driving back from Driggs, Idaho to Jackson Hole, Wyoming across the Teton Pass, I pulled over and took a picture of this view.  I stepped way closer to the edge than I was comfortable with, in order to get some good painting references.  Isn’t it funny what we’ll do for the sake of our art?

Of course, you could NOT get me to make that drive in the winter… EVER!  :D   Check out the link on Teton Pass above to see what I’m talking about.

About Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda, the Peruvian-born new age writer, is known for his book series about his apprenticeship with Don Juan Matus, the Toltec shaman, including A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. The books are about the nature of perception and include many hallucinatory experiences. It is unknown how much of his writing was factual. He wrote the first three books as an anthropology student at UCLA, and they quickly gained cult success. He was born in 1925 and died in 1998.

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