My friend MB and I are going on a cycling trip in June, so we thought we better get going on our regime. This past Wednesday we cycled along Lake Ontario from one small town to the next and back again. Spring has finally arrived in Eastern Ontario and it was a perfect day for a ride. Now it was into the wind–but we really were not pushing ourselves too hard– stopped half way to sit on a patio and visit an art gallery where I was lucky enough to find a Kolinsky sable pocket brush which my cousin, John, recommended. Before the ride, I started this sketch of one of my favourite houses there, (the porch lights are really bright pink) and then added paint with my new brush when I got home.
The new tote made of black antique wax canvas and toffee leather is close to finished. It has a large double pocket on the front and a slip pocket pictured here on the back, a leather bottom and adjustable shoulder strap. It is just awaiting its canoe canvas lining which will have lots of compartments for computer, passport etc–and should show up in the shop by the end of the week.