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Archive for July 6, 2015

Her Secret Garden


12″x36″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE. or directly from me maria@mariapacewynters.com or 780 604 7523

A place to think. A place to be alone.

I always loved the water. The beach.

People always ask if I miss the mountains.


The ocean. I miss the ocean.

The sound, the smell, the sand,

always so cold, just beneath the surface.

I used to love to sit  on an old drift-wood log and plunge my bare feet down into the sand and  stare at the waves.

Back and forth.

Back and forth.

For hours.

Sometimes I look at a dip or a valley in the landscape here in Alberta and I think ” the ocean should be right there, just beyond that point”.

But it’s not there.

The river is beautiful but it is not the ocean.

The ocean was my secret garden, where I would go and think and be alone.  It healed me. It healed my heart. It cleared my head.

‘Water  heals’,  they say.


Now, I have really long baths.


“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”

― William GoldmanThe Princess Bride