Grand Tetons on Horseback


Grand Tetons on horseback, rembrandts and pastel pencils on MT Touch paper

When I was in school in Idaho, I hung out with a farm family on the weekends and holidays. They owned a lot of farmland and leased cattle grazing land near the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. I went on a few cattle drives but had no pics. But through art I’m able to recreate it. So here is my first stab at it, my view of the mountains on horseback. Many more to come, when I improve, thanks to Mellonie, my friend and art teacher for correcting this and making it what I didn’t know I wanted. Hopefully she will run some adult art classes in the summer because she can instantly improve a painting but make you feel like you did it yourself πŸ™‚

Have been feeling quite down lately, feel like I am trying to adjust back at work and it’s a lot more than I thought. I saw the therapist last week and we talked about working while surrounded by people who don’t have the same ethics and morals as you. I don’t like it when people who are supposed to work for the ill and injured act flippant towards them or their issues. I treat each one with respect and hoped others at DND do, unfortunately, it’s easy to ridicule others who are struggling. I have to put in my claim of PTSD and am struggling with it mainly because I know it will be ridiculed by the people who handle the administration. Shame on them.

But my therapist gve me a perfect example. Jesus witnessed ridicule and backstabbing all around him. He only had 3 years to accomplish his mission. He chose to focus on his mission rather than those detractors who wanted him to fail. In a sense, they had a short term victory over Him, because they felt they defeated him. But in reality, who do we remember, Jesus or the nobody manipulators?

So the answer is to focus on my work and what I can do. It will do no good to try to “educate” them, they are not interested. Concentrate on what I can do to make a difference to the ill and injured, and to use my recent insight into this awful disorder called PTSD to improve their lives and their families.

Then there is the Honey Badger. The Honey Badger don’t care…. Look it up on YouTube πŸ™‚