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Do All That You Can to Make Your Wishes Come True

   Over the summer I had the great pleasure of volunteering at Great St. Mary's Church in Cambridge England. The church has a gorgeous view of the city from the tower. Although it is quite a hike (123 steps) to the top it is definitely worth it for the view! I tried making it up to the top but got startled by the loud bells and the never ending narrow spiraling stairs. Next time I go to Cambridge, I will totally conquer those stairs!    Until I do so, here is a painting that resulted from that experience. "Do All You Can to Make Your Wishes Come True" Oil Painting by Andrea Realpe


Mist oil painting by Andrea Realpe                      Inspiration comes when you least expect it. During my walk back home, one of my friends flew past me with her long wavy hair. As she ran past me, all that I could notice was her hair flying in the wind. The way that the sun hit her hair was mesmerizing. It created a golden sparkle on every strand. That beautiful unexpected moment led me to paint Mist .              Other inspirations came from my nature and literature course. During the course we read passages from several writers that used nature as inspiration for their work. Ralph Waldo Emerison was among them. Passages from his journal clearly describe his passion for nature. He discusses in full detail the special unique moments in which he observes nature’s beauty. Not only does he mention the beautiful occurrences in the woods, but he also mentions his unique connection to it. In the woods he finds tranquility like no other. The nature writers of the past spo