Five years ago my parents decided to buy a big old Mansard Roof Victorian home on Vinalhaven, Maine. The home sits a tenth of a mile above and behind the town and harbor. You can see the island of Matinicus from the third floor window on a crystal clear day.
The 100’ of shore footage are on Carver’s Pond (it’s actually a tidal inlet that doesn’t have boat access to the harbor – unless you count the few times my Dad, nephew Jarod, and Allen have waited for the tide to move the boat dingy through the granite shoot that goes under Main Street.) Apparently not an experience you want to undertake all too often or lightly and most definitely only during the exact right time of the tide unless you are looking for a water adventure that includes not only ooey gooey seaweed, an abundance of barnacles, but also a complete uncertainty of whether or not the rule of twelves will push you under the bridge at such velocity that a mere man has no control of this force of nature.
The dingy has made one round trip and now lives up on the bank of the pond where I have a feeling it will remain for all eternity.
Day 276 was created in pen & ink and watercolor
Update – I just found out the dingy lives and was put into service again this summer!
It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to design a few holiday apples.
When I started Art Apple A Day it was October so I did about a week of Halloween apples; a haunted house with an apple trick or treater, a candy corn, a skeleton with the apple core as the center, and “‘one bat apple spoils the bunch” was my favorite!
Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly followed which were almost as much fun but then the holidays become further apart and St. Patrick’s Day and Valentines Day didn’t really seem to allow for more than one apple for recognition on that day.
I’ve been thinking for days about easter bunnies and easter eggs and peeps and baskets of goodies. I haven’t decided on what I’ll create for tomorrow but I love Mr. Easter Bunny Apple! Whenever I create something my peanut gallery (that would be Doug) usually has some commentary and it is often related to how people will know my latest creation is an apple if it isn’t green or red or shaped perfectly. These conversations usually end in me doing what I want and Doug wondering how an apple can possibly be a white Easter Bunny. We laugh together now because the conversation and debate always end with me saying well – I see the apple and I’m the artist so…
How did an artsy free spirit end up with an analytical logical numbers guy? Good thing I think he’s cute 🙂