Original Blog Post: April 29, 2018

I've been lucky to get out for several paddles this week as it has finally warmed up enough to not be deterred by the weather.  I have received my first Spring sun kiss, I forgot to apply sunscreen on my first sunny paddle and suffered the consequences of "crispy critter skin".   While I love the idea of being a Lady Adventurer I am willing to concede that I really don't like being cold and damp.  This makes for lovely long rainy days sitting in front of a fire knitting or bundled in a sweater perched in my studio but it does not encourage outside physical activity.  Friday marked "60 Days before Haida Gwaii"  so I am making more of an effort to ignore the rain and get out and paddle, walk and cycle so that I will be fit and ready for our kayak trip in July. 

Yesterday I had a chance to test the sweater that I knit.  A soft rain was falling when we set off late Saturday afternoon but it stopped long before we got back for our supper campfire picnic.  I feel that my sweater has been baptized with rain and smoke.  It smells lovely!   

In the studio this week I had a couple of successes.  The first was a study of a Gerbera Daisy, vibrant and controlled.  I need to add here that when I say a "study" I mean that I found the image on Google and sketched and painted it using that image as a reference.  The second was a looser painting of the Red Roof in Grappler Inlet from my own photo and memories.  

See you next week!