“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”
– Isak Dinesen
View from 4 Paws Cabin – Driggs, Idaho
This is the view from the beautiful little cabin I stayed at, in
Driggs, Idaho two years ago. I wish it was available this year, but
it’s booked the whole month of August.
This is painted in watercolor on masa paper.
You wad this paper up, get it wet, then spread it out and drop
watercolor into it. After it dries, you attach it to watercolor paper
with matte medium and let it dry again. Then you do your painting on
I learned about it from Leslie White. You can see her “how to” post here.
About Isak Dinesen
Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Karen Blixen, the Danish author
famously portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film of her best-selling
memoir, Out of Africa. She was born near Copenhagen on April 17, 1885.
In 1914, she and her new husband moved to Kenya to run a coffee
plantation. She stayed on after divorcing her husband ten years later,
living an unusually independent life. Her book of stories, Seven Gothic
Tales, sold well, but Out of Africa made her a worldwide success. She
died on September 7, 1962.