Monday, April 23, 2012

switzer falls and a new drawing!

i found a new highly enthusiastic hiking partner daughter Emily. the last time we went hiking (many, many years ago) her attitude was quite the opposite, using such phrases as "doesn't this place have any escalators?" no honey, there are only escalators in buildings! and over and over, "when will we be there?"

most of my hikes have no destination point...except this hike rewarded us with an intensely beautiful waterfall at the end! and maybe that made all the difference...or maybe it's the 4 years since!!

i just know that this was one of the most stunningly spectacular places i've ever hiked!! and i'm totally blessed that it's so close to home!!
 this is the start of a new drawing, inspired by the theme of "memories" for the brand 41 works on paper competition. when i was thinking of ideas for this theme, my mind flashed back to growing up in rural wisconsin...climbing trees, catching tadpoles, skates that had keys to adjust them, sailing homemade boats down a small creek that formed at spring time in our backyard! even tho we had a swing set and not a tire swing hanging from our old willow tree, this represents all those combined memories. so i am highly enjoying drawing this makes me feel very nostalgic!


patty said...

Oh, I can relate since I grew up across the lake from you in Michigan - lots of outdoor good times! So glad your daughter seems to have matured a bit and grown into a hiking partner for you.

Look forward to seeing the completed drawing!

Jennifer Richardson said...

big bountiful bliss, that....daughter to trek with!
happy for you:)
love those shots....gorgeous place.
looking forward to seeing
how it all finds it's way
into your art.


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