Sunday, August 13, 2017

Back all inspired up!

     Every year for over 20 years, we spend one week in the Adirondacks, NY around Old Forge. Our whole family goes. My kids were little when we started, and now my son's kids are the same age. Seeing them play in the water in the same spots as their dad is somehow very humbling. When you spend a week every year over decades, you really get to know a place and see the growth and changes. I never tire of this spot. We rent a big house and miraculously all get along. I am very blessed and am extremely grateful. 
     The landscape is like taking mega B-12 shots. I photograph for my painting reference and to inspire me with colors and textures. I did even visit one quilt store and leave a chunk of change there. My goal is to start some landscape quilts this year after dithering about techniques and fear of starting. I have lots of ideas.

View from McCauley Mtn.
Chair lift to top of McCauley Mtn.
Enchanted Forest Amusement Park in view

Top of McCauley 
Tiny plants at top of McCauley

The chair lift

Not me in the canoe, but we rented one like this and
 traveled on the Moose River

Train Ride in open air car
Grandson watching for deer out the open air car

My all time favorites- the water lilies-
sorry for the overexposed flower


Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful scenery full of inspiration.

Debbie said...

Wonderful spot for inspiration. Some of your photos almost match quilts I have made. It's that artist eye I guess.

Sarah said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic time and it looks like fabulous weather. Your post reminds me...I never posted pictures of my trip. I best get that fixed.

Mystic Quilter said...

You sound to have had a wonderful time with the family, the scenery is stunning, guess you're going to be studying those photos now for inspiration for your next painting.