Sometimes life gets too fast and too crowded in the studio, especially in the winter. That is when it is a relief to go outside and slow to the pace of the landscape. Landscape for me is like meditation. If you have ever spent some time just being with a part of what surrounds us – whether it be in the middle of Lake Muskoka or a tree in an urban park – you understand what I mean by slowing down. We are like electrons in a charged wire in the internet compared to the land we stand on.
The ice in these pictures is moving – I assure you. If you stop and pay attention, you will feel it….
Last Sunday my husband and I went out onto the big lake to see a pressure crack that had pushed up since the flash freeze on Friday. The ice is thick enough in places that you could drive a truck on it. I had my Jeep out on the ice briefly. I am not sure I was really comfortable with it!
The places where the ice split, pushed up and refroze were quite elegant. We took some pictures quickly before our hands froze. The windchill was near -27 degrees! The temperature is supposed to rise again as we approach the weekend. The hubby took the second, third and truck shots here. He’s pretty good…..!!
The island is right behind the truck… 🙂
My “business card” for the galleries and the various places where I have my art in the off-line world:
On a rather interesting note, I was honoured as the Curry’s Art Wise Newsletter’s Artist of the Month for March. Curry’s is a Canadian art supply chain. I ended up connecting with an old friend that I had lost touch with as a result of her receiving the newsletter! I was lucky as well to connect with some new friends! The art community is a wonderful place.
You can see the article here!