Monday, March 28, 2011

Poppies!

I did this watercolor this weekend for a birthday gift for my hubby's grandmother, who turned 85 on Saturday and is as smart as a whip! She's just the sweetest lady. And now she owns some of my artwork.

Enjoy!

Lori

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Big Move!

Well in the past two weeks I have packed my belongings and moved over 700km to the other side of this island! Everything happened super quick, but it was going to happen either way, just didn't expect it so suddenly. :-P

But I am now living in beautiful Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. It's a small town if around 1500 which is located in the middle of Gros Morne National Park. The beauty here is NOT in short supply by any means. It's a constant joy to be back in the wild from the "big city." My hubby is from here originally, so I get to see his family often which is a great relief to me and my lonely days working by myself at home. You never know who will pop in suddenly for tea and a chat. It gives me such a smile and warm feeling in my heart.

Anyways, enough with the mushy stuff, here are some pics I took today of the town and area, with a new blanket of fresh snow. Happy first day of Spring! Hehehe!

Enjoy!
Lori

A view of Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse (Where I got married!)


The hills on the other side! Sooo pretty!


Someones boat! Love the color. :-)


A view of the Tablelands and Woody Point from our neighboring town, Norris Point.


Rocky Harbour pond, and Gros Morne Mountain on the left! We can see this mountain from our driveway! Woot!


The wharf in Norris Point and the inland saltwater lakes. Truly breathtaking.


Alas, one of the best places for amazing sunsets.


And here is a tourism commercial of this area... you know, for funsies. Enjoy it! I know I will! :-D

Friday, March 4, 2011

Illustration Friday: Warning

Not many man made things as grand as this lighthouse here can give sailors such a warning. I drew this Lighthouse at Point Amour in Labrador, this summer when I stayed there during an art show/painting workshop that I did back home. I stayed in the guest house next to the lighthhouse for 3 nights by myself! Even wandered outside at night to see if any ghosts were around. No luck. Hehehe!

Here is an illustration I did during my show during quiet times (AND some amazing whale watching!)Here is the lighthouse itself! SOOO beautiful! And the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada! :-)

Sorry for the bad picture quality, but this shows you the house in which I stayed, in relation to where the lighthouse was. What a great thing to wake up to! :-)


Here was the exact view from my window in the exhibition room. Whales were passing by in the straits EVERY day! It was truly amazing. :-)

Enjoy!

Lori