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Monday, July 17, 2017

Lake Inspiration

     Because of the art show, I lost 2 days of staying at the Lake cottage. We had till Wednesday when the kids were coming for a few days and taking our spot. The first night rained, the second had a cloudy finish, and the third had a great sunset. I tried to soak up all the colors for inspiration in putting quilts and paintings together. I had to drive an hour back and forth on Tuesday morning for an emergency root canal that sprung up out of nowhere, so the time was further abbreviated. There was no internet, so no posting, commenting. Since I have been back, numerous things prevented me from sewing. Enjoy Lake Erie, Angola, NY- picture heavy!
     I know there are wonderful exotic locations in the world, but I love Lake Erie and all its faces. I am blessed to have grown up so close, so I visit often. Please look carefully how the colors change and think how you could use that in your artwork.
Cottage path to Lake

Lake early afternoon- Canada in background

Afternoon shore

Same view, early evening

Same view from overlook, sunset colorwashed

The overlook area

Stairs from overlook to beach, same view

Cloudy night sunset






Next night sunset progress









Amazing color shift

4 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely pictures. I lived on a much smaller lake when I was in middle school. I still miss it. Hope the tooth is better now.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful Linda! I try and watch the sunset each evening and agree that the colours are glorious with lots of inspiration for our quilts. Sorry to read about the root canal, hope things are settling down now for you.

Debbie said...

Beautiful colors and photos. I love the sunsets but really like the first one of the path. Sorry you lost some down time and the root canal emergency.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a beautiful post. I grew up on a lake in southern Michigan and yes, there are SO many faces to that watery surface. I especially like your photo of the red stairway from the bluff to the water's edge.