WEEK 22: SUNDAY IS THE NEW TUESDAY
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!