Abstract and Mixed Media Artist Currently Based Sydney, Australia

Inspiration Diaries: Painting In The Blue Mountains

painting and rock climbing in the blue mountains

Over the winter I trekked into the Blue Mountains with some of my closest friends, friends that I can actually call family and appreciate more than anything in the world. I am so lucky to have found my crew and the best part is, I met them from my time in Colorado! I am thankful for my college debt because I have this group of friends in my life now. 

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A group of true Aussie adventurers, they are on a new excursion every day, I swear. So for Alex's birthday, he took us all to the Blue Mountains to show us one of his favourite activities, outdoor rock climbing. 

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As someone who LOVES climbing, but has only done it in gyms, I was more than excited to give it a go, but obviously, nervous. As soon as I got going though, I didn't want to stop. The feeling of hands on cool rough rocks and breathing in the red dirt, reminded me so much of my time as a child in Colorado, climbing every rock in my backyard, with underwear on my head. I was a true wild child, and while not much has changed, at least this time I climbed the rocks with a harness on my hips and not underwear on my head...

I loved climbing up in these beautiful mountains, I loved the rocks, the dirt, everything about them. I climbed into a little nook, took out my paints, and painted what I saw around me. The colours and the textures, the lights and the darks. What a stunning place and a perfect way to find more inspiration for my art! 

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