Lake Louise, Banff National Park
i remember rendering this iconic landscape many years ago with oil paint, and have since drooled at the opportunity to balance rocks in her majesty. at first glance, there are not really many rocks to balance at all. most were too large to lift. but this balance came about mostly through following a whim (like usual) after having a 32 oz. “grizzly paw” IPA, chillin on a patio with my mom and sister. they were gracious enough to tolerate my obsession just a bit longer. however, when things flow, they flow hard, and this creation materialized almost instantly once i fully engaged. it also seemed the wind finally responded to my intent and died down to a dead calm in these late afternoon hours. after already spending some time at the site, my highly sensitive rock radar revealed the smaller rocks necessary to cement a vague vision. couldn’t have asked for much more than this. i must’ve glowed with delight, enthralled in my creation… for a short time this balance became the still point of the entire universe.