Tuesday, 22 September 2015
It has been a good summer for painting. Inspired by a walk in Voyageur Provincial Park in June, I started this painting and worked on it when I could throughout the summer months. I still have changes to make, but have decided to let it sit for a while, think about it, and finish it later. It has been a lot of fun to work on.
My studio is unheated so I can only work when it is warm enough. I started another painting quite recently to make use of the late summer days. I hope we have a sunny and pleasant autumn so I can continue to paint for another month or two. This painting is already starting to be fun to work on, too!
Posted by Evlyn at 19:16
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Every year, I go to the Annual Fall Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario. So last Sunday (September 13), I kept up the tradition and went even though it had been a very rainy day. Despite the soggy weather I had fun! Lots of good food, music, animals, activities and people wearing pioneer costumes. I was taking a picture of the town crier when he came over and handed me his bell. My friend Mac took a picture of the town crier and me, holding the bell (I didn't want to ring it because then people would think I had something to announce!).
The music was appropriately down-home-y and old fashioned, like the music out of the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou". These guys were really good - playing banjo, mandolin and guitar.
There were sheep. These guys were waiting their turn....
...because there was sheep-sheering exhibition, and they were next. This guy was a pro at sheering sheep.
Nearby there was a man giving a demonstration on rope-making. He had a special machine to do this. It was fascinating to watch.
There were a number of roosters in cages. I missed the rooster-crowing contest, but it was nice just to see the roosters in all their glory.
There were also chickens.
The blacksmith was hard at work at his forge. This was a very popular exhibition.
And finally, there was more music. The fiddler was dynamite. Altogether, a fun day and worth slogging through a few puddles to enjoy.
Posted by Evlyn at 19:27