Art > Walking with Grace: Paintings from the Camino de Santiago

Gouache paintings from the Camino de Santiago, Spain.  Woman pilgrim walking, her shadow, landscape, hilltop town.
Alone with My Shadow
Gouache on paper

In solitude and sunlight, it is possible to come face to face with one’s shadow self. This was not my plan. It simply happened. I spent hours walking and re-viewing past events from a different perspective, now able to see my self-serving motives, choices, hurtful actions, and stories I told myself. I was never given to see more than I could bear, although it was difficult. As each blind spot was revealed, my burden felt lighter.