Well the Christmas break this winter was absolutely freezing, with even my dogs not wanting to go outside for very long. Five minutes into our walks they would be lifting up their paws into the air and looking at me like: Why are you making us do this? Dreaming of warmer temperatures and sunshine, and enjoying the song “Havana,” I booked a trip to Cuba for my husband Dave and myself! I was hoping it was going to be a family trip, but only my youngest son was available and he did not want to come with us. L
Dave and I visited a northern part of Cuba called Jibacoa, where there was a reef right at the beach for snorkelling. Snorkelling is one of the activities I like to do when visiting warm ocean destination, so Jibacoa ‘s reef kept me entertained for most of the week. We also did a fun day trip to Havana and spent some time touring in a classic car. It was so much fun exploring the older European –style streets, with interesting architecture and fantastic music. We took in a night music show that had and older member of the Buena Vista Social
Club band …it was fantastic! Wish I could have danced all night.
Over the winter, I worked on a few paintings from our summer hiking around Lake Superior. This painting titled: Lake Superior Cove was from a walk we did from Katherine’s Cove to Bath tub Island.
I also worked on a series of paintings titled: Sunset Rock. These paintings were based on a walk my sister and I did in Killarney last July. I really enjoyed the more vibrant use of colour and was very happy how they turned out.
This spring/summer I will be having a show at Kingston Studio Glass and am just ordering frames for the work. The show will run: June 9th – Aug 18th, but there should be some of the show up for the Art After Dark event in Kingston on May 25th.
A series of fall coloured paintings from Algonquin Park and Muskoka will be headed up to Muskoka’s Red Canoe Gallery at the beginning of May.
The gallery in Napanee that carries my work called Zenergy, changed its name this spring to Lansing Gifts & Gallery. It is still located at 3 Dundas St. E, Napanee.
Finger crossed that the warm spring breezes will start blowing our way, bringing green grass and buds blossoming on the trees.