Natalie Walsh | The Blank Page
The Blank Page
Imagine the morning after a snowstorm. The sky is a cloudless blue. The sun sparkles and you are the first to leave footprints as you walk out the front door. That’s what a blank canvas does for me. It is an expanse waiting for my colorful brush strokes. It is the blank page waiting for the story to unfold. When I paint I step away from the caretaker role. I leave behind the things to do, calls to make, information to gather, decisions, doctors and daily demands. I stand at the open door and feel excited by possibilities. When the painting is done, I return the tasks at hand feeling refreshed and renewed.