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by Melisse Carr
Music can define my emotions. “Water Music” was my second plein air painting along a Lake Michigan shoreline on a sunny, blustery summer day. All through the day, my mind was enveloped in the music created by the wind tossing water onto the shore; the wind rustling leaves in the aspens providing sheltering shade; and the wind clacking together the nutlets of the great cottonwoods nearby. It is often my habit to step back from the intensity of a day and ask myself some summarizing questions. The question that particular day was “what did I hear?” A painting thus created often times becomes a releasing of energy, a relaxing process…a successful day deserving of the great orchestration of Handel’s Water Music!
"Water Music, 7-17-1717" is a poem by Lynn Domina in response to Water Music by Melisse Carr. Click on the button to learn about the author.
"Water Music" is a poem by M. E. Kilpatrick in response to Water Music by Melisse Carr. Click on the button to learn about the author.