then onward to winnipeg

But before I backtrack a few hours, there are some more drawings to share. I'm dawdling and I know it. I don't want to leave this quiet place just yet. I would like at least three more days to sit quietly by the water, walk through the woods and listen to the birds hatter about the coming winter and be lulled to sleep by the sound of wood crackling in the stove and the wind trying to coax the last stubborn leaves to give up their hold on the spindly branches. 

Our last day was wondrous! The weather cleared, the wind stopped and Falcon Lake was perfect for canoeing on.

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I took so many photos of trees that my instax battery died and my phone nearly did also. We spent about three hours on the water. Then we headed back to the cabin for food and I did some more drawing.

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 once i was an island, tinted graphite, watercolour, pen and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 8x8(in), 2016

once i was an island, tinted graphite, watercolour, pen and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 8x8(in), 2016

 parting thoughts, tinted graphite, watercolour, pen and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 8x8(in), 2016

parting thoughts, tinted graphite, watercolour, pen and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 8x8(in), 2016

Then we joined our lovely host Emily over at High Lake for an evening of drinks and visiting at one of the eco cabins. We sat on the floating dock u told it was too cold to do so comfortably before heading inside to warm up by the fire.

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This morning Jason and I got up early and had d one last breakfast together befre he packed up and headed back to Alberta. I lingered a bit longer, making a few more sketches in my journal before packing my things and getting ready to leave.

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Once all my things were packed and mostly in the car, I spent a bit of time by the lake making an oil sketch in the warm sunshine before it disappeared behind the clouds.

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 autumn layers II, oil on masonite, 9x12(in), 2016

autumn layers II, oil on masonite, 9x12(in), 2016

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And now here I am at the Welcome Centew with wifi, a sketchbook bulging with instax photos, a phone crammed with tree photos and a really strong craving for a good cappuccino which I know I will certainly find in Winnipeg. 

Such an amazing few days! But now, onward to Winnipeg.