Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Muse from Literature is Often Based on Life

"A Wisp of Gossamer, About the Size and Substance of a Spider's Web" – Monica Baldwin in her autobiography - I Leap over the Wall

In 1941, Monica Baldwin left the convent she had lived in for 28 years. If you want to know why some people shut themselves up in religious communities, and can spend more than 20 years working out why they made a mistake, this book will supply plenty of answers. Moving from the midwest Ozark hills of my youth to the glorious Rockies of northern Montana changed my perspective of this nation.

Above is the scroll painting I did based on her story as it affected me and my journey to Montana – DN

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