Last weekend, which was a long one here in Canada, we had spectacular weather, exceptionally warm. I retreated to the studio for a bit of sewing. I wanted to use one of my Gelli prints to demonstrate how one might be use them following a workshop.
I made mine just slightly smaller. Oh, and it is perfectly straight, it photographed that way because I wasn't holding it open.
On Saturday, we drove up to Mount Car;ton, a provincial park in central NB. It really is in the middle of nowhere. There are spectacular climbs to the highest peaks in NB, with beautiful views for miles around. Thank goodness, we did those climbs while I ws able.
This time, we took our kayaks, and paddles Lake Nictau where we stopped for lunch on a small island. The water although deep and quite elevated was still beautifully warm.
I couldn't resist a few leaps into the deep waters. I haven't done it in years; it was so much fun!
It is so pretty and quiet there.
After kayaking, we sat a the beach where I sketched and we ate supper.
On the really hot
muggy day, Monday, I only emerged from my studio around 3:00PM when we went to the beach
for a swim. Amazing that on September 7th we were swimming in the Bay
and the water was nice.
Today, I've been cutting pieces for a small kit for a zippered bag that I can take on retreat next week at the Portage Lake cabins which are on the way to Mount Carlton.
I've used another two little pieces from my Gelli prints that will go on the front sides and cut matching batiks for the rest.
The rest of the time, I've been working away on my latest birch piece.
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