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by Jill Westbrook
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Purchase a tote bag featuring the painting "Elk Bugle" by Jill Westbrook. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
We were heading home in the brisk autumnal evening after an all day ride in the Colorado Rockies when I heard something for the first time in my... more
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We were heading home in the brisk autumnal evening after an all day ride in the Colorado Rockies when I heard something for the first time in my life. It is rare, and it instantly seized my imagination and haunted my thoughts. It was an elk bugling. It is his mating call and it floats for miles over valleys. I was trying to imagine what he looked like in the gathering dusk with his breath condensing as he called to another.
Parts of my story are integral to why I do what I do, what motivates me and the emotions and ideas I am trying to convey through my work. CS Lewis said, in Till We Have Faces... The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing, to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from, my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing...The longing for home...For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. My mother told people the first thing I ever drew was a horse before I was three in the dust on the kitchen floor of the little white clapboard parsonage in the North Woods of Wisconsin. In 1963, our family took a trip Out West to Vancouver, BC,...
Jill Westbrook replied:
Thank you so much!
Thank you Joan! I appreciate your comments very much.
How majestic, Jill! I love how you can see his breath! This is in my favorites!