Whew! We’ve arrived back home safe and sound. Glad to be home and at the same time sad to have the adventure end. Lots to share, especially on my experience at the Emma International Collaboration – more on that later. But first, we spent 2 weeks at my folks cabin in Shell Lake, Saskatchewan. Blissfully relaxing this time. Which means I didn’t really get much accomplished – which is what a holiday is supposed to be about anyway, but this is tricky for me. Our family seems to be all about projects and getting them done. I did manage to get my sketchbook out a few times which was nice. We enjoyed the Hey Days Parade in town where I seated myself across the street from this little wishing well flower planter and later that day I was sitting at the beach enjoying the huge old tree that shelters us there:
One of our usual daily routines which is notorious for sending me home with a few extra pounds around my middle is happy hour before dinner. I’m not sure why we think this should be a daily ritual, but it does stop us from our frenzied activity and gives us a chance so sit together and gab. I’ve discovered that I like ciders over coolers because they are not so sweet, however this particular one wasn’t a favorite….suitable only for drawing because of its pretty color.
Unfortunately when staying that long we can’t avoid doing laundry, so on this particular day while waiting at the little laundromat I sat on the deck and drew my sandals. I LOVE these Birkenstocks! Well, I love any Birkenstock really.