Saturday, September 28, 2013

Agawa Bay, Lake Superior Provincial Park

Sunday, 8, Agawa Bay Campground, Lake Superior Provincial Park
watched an orange nail paring moon sink into the horizon, a second moonset from the first when it was like a fly caught by a rising fish, swallowed by a bank of black cloud.
Earlier, the fish themselves made a short performance, breaking the surface for brief moments of flight.
The sun went down in a bit of a pout, sinking behind a bank of clouds.
Mixed -- skies.
We went swimming today, bright sun, brisk breeze and choppy waves. As cold as our last foray in Sunnyside Beach, a possible 13C. But beautiful swimming pool blue, fine sand below plus pebbles and the wave action was fun.
Earlier, we walked along the beach to the River, it was Randy that found the mermaids...
both inscribed with sharpie marker onto flat river rocks. I took pictures.
After the swim we walked up to Rocky Point to warm up, and sit in the pile of pebbles which can be arranged quite comfortably.  It was a productive foray, as on our return we found a bag of firewood and kindling.  For this evening we chose to walk for warmth instead.

Friday, September 27, 2013

We Are Made Of Stardust, gelatin monoprint mixed media

mixed media monoprint detail

mixed media gelatin monoprint detail
9x12 mulberry paper, mixed media monoprint, We Are Made of Stardust

This is a print I completed before I stepped away from holidays. It is one of those that was created in two parts: an abstract gelatin monoprint that I pulled out of storage in August. I asked the page to speak to me and it replied. I love when this happens. What it says, I leave up to you the viewer.

Available at Etsy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pancake Bay Provincial Park–Journaling

Sat. Sept. 7
Trip Diary
Awake at 5:40, left at 7:40' mostly ready to go the night before.
Forgot how much like mountains the hills north of Sault Ste. Marie look.
arrived at Pancake Bay at 4:15 

First day, and swam twice, before supper and after.  In a relative way the water
is warm, sun warmed over sand.  I forgot how much I like to listen to waves lap 
the shore.  Inland lakes make no such sound, but great lakes and oceans do-long 
slow shallow waves lapping at the edge with elegant fingers.
After sundown, the sparkling red lights appeared on the horizon--the wind farm. 
I have mixed feelings about that, nothing is without consequences.
We watched fish jump. Randy saw them first, I was playing guitar. 
There were jumping clear out of the water, their white fish bellies on display. 
I laughed hysterically and I'm not sure why.  It was a wonderful thing to see.
PS. (September 26th) Yes, I’m back from my annual long holiday. This time, 
I actually kept a journal, with the aid of my android tablet and a free app 
called graffiti that converts block-printing to text (very short learning curve, 
especially since its a port of a Palm Pilot app I used extensively many years ago). 
So this years holiday pics will come with on-site journal entries (with or without edits) 
PPS. Reading this journal entry makes me realize that was the warmest water and temps 
I would experience the entire holiday. Bare feet!!! Well, you’ll see.
PPPS. Supper was at Salzburger Hof, an amazing Austrian Restaurant on the lake. 
This is where we always have dinner on the 1st night, I swear they have our order 
noted before we arrive. Spaetzle for me, Hungarian Goulash, Saurkraut for him. 
Chocolate Explosion to go so we can enjoy at our campsite.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Flight of Pitus

Gelatin Monoprint Mixed Media with coloured pencil. Flight of Pitus, on 9x12inch mulberry paper.
First, the mythical story of Pan and the nymph Pitus, who in an effort to escape Pan’s ‘attentions’ turned herself into a pine tree.
Detail of Flight of Pitus
Edge Detail, I’ve dragged the pencil image off the gelatin monoprint. I am absolutely not sure how I would frame it, but I would hate to loose the rough edge.


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