Saturday, January 26, 2008

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This is a scene I've been wanting to try to paint for quite a while. The Grand Canyon is an amazing sight to view but even more amazing is the view you see as you approach the rim. If you travel away from the prepared areas for tourist and do a little hiking, you can see some of the sights that some of the first explorers of the canyon saw for the first time. The quietness is deafening too. Click on the image for a larger view.

5 Comments:

Blogger Don Gray said...

Interesting you mention the quietness at the canyon, Mick. It reminded me how much that affected me the first time I visited. I guess I thought there should be some sound--wind blowing--something. Instead, this deep, profound silence.

Hope your move was smooth--glad you're back painting.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Mick, Can you share anything on your blog about your move?

I moved, just within my neighborhood about 4 years
ago, but it was the first time in 27 years, so it was an exhausting move. I admire that you are back painting
in such a short while. I know it took me much longer
to get back into my routine. It also became essential
to return to a routine of sorts, before I got everything in place, and not to try to do it all at once.

9:19 PM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

Hi Mona,
A couple of things happened that made the move alot easier than what it could have been.
First of all, we were already sharing a house with our daughter kacey, here in Chandler, AZ since the 1st of November. The plan was to spend the winter here and go back home on the 1st of February, so I already had a working studio here in AZ and only had to go back to South Dakota to pack up the stuff I had left behind.
The second thing that made it alot easier for me, was that my wife went back a week earlier on the 2nd of January to start packing the house. With the help of alot of friendfs she had the place 90% packed by the time I flew back on the 12th of January. She also had time to sell alot of things we didn't want to bring back with us. From the 12th to the 23rd I wasn't able to work on anything. Just pack up the rest of my studio, the house and drive it back here. It took 7 or those days to get everything packed, 3 days to drive here and 2 days to unload and store what we weren't going to need here. We had alot of help loading the van back in SD, but my wife and I unloaded it into a storage facility along with our daughter's help. Alot of work, and I don't ever want to see another cardboard box. I couldn't wait to paint instead of lifting another box!!!

Mick

12:41 AM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

Hi Mona,
A couple of things happened that made the move alot easier than what it could have been.
First of all, we were already sharing a house with our daughter kacey, here in Chandler, AZ since the 1st of November. The plan was to spend the winter here and go back home on the 1st of February, so I already had a working studio here in AZ and only had to go back to South Dakota to pack up the stuff I had left behind.
The second thing that made it alot easier for me, was that my wife went back a week earlier on the 2nd of January to start packing the house. With the help of alot of friendfs she had the place 90% packed by the time I flew back on the 12th of January. She also had time to sell alot of things we didn't want to bring back with us. From the 12th to the 23rd I wasn't able to work on anything. Just pack up the rest of my studio, the house and drive it back here. It took 7 or those days to get everything packed, 3 days to drive here and 2 days to unload and store what we weren't going to need here. We had alot of help loading the van back in SD, but my wife and I unloaded it into a storage facility along with our daughter's help. Alot of work, and I don't ever want to see another cardboard box. I couldn't wait to paint instead of lifting another box!!!

Mick

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Thanks, Mick. It's wonderful that you had such support from family members and friends. I agree with you that painting is a cinch next to moving! All best wishes in your new surroundings.

11:13 PM  

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