I’ve been at the lake for much of the summer — and it’s a good summer to be there. Temperatures in Ontario have been averaging around 30 degrees centigrade. While I enjoy exploring the area around the lake, including local villages and provincial parks, I spend most of my time on or near the island reading, rug hooking and sketching.
I love the landscape of our lake and explore it by kayak and canoe. It is especially beautiful in the late, late afternoon. I’ve been doing some of my favourite scenes in my sketchbook and with my rug hook. Big thanks to Jen Manuell of Fish Eye Sisters who, in spite of all the incredible work of setting up her booth at the Haliburton show, remembered to bring me some slubby yarn for my landscape hooking. The Haliburton Art and Craft show is a wonderful chance to see high quality Canadian work–and congrats to Jen who won best fibre artist in the show!
Below Skull Island tree almost hooked and in the sketchbook.