Friday, August 21, 2009

Holding The Key:Fairie Handbook

I made this little piece 6 x12 and I like it the way it is, but at the same time don't know if it is finished. I didn't wax it or seal it yet as I can't decide. Part of me likes the simplicity compared to some of the more complex backgrounds I have done. What do you think? I would love to have your input! In the meantime I have been doing a lot of organizing and getting ready for back to school for my daughter. It will help me be able to focus on my art on a daily basis and get back on the daily painting. Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy. ~Author Unknown

Friday, August 14, 2009

Serene Nature Part 2 - Angora Lakes Lake Tahoe

Angora Lakes has three separate lakes~Here is a picture of the first lake we reached on our hike. Off the trail and more quite, a spot for contemplation.
Continued past lovely mountain views up to the final lake at the Resort~
You can hike around, canoe or swim across the lake~

Jumping off the rocks and swimming back to shore was a spectator sport for me~

The Resort at Lake Angora the busier of the three lakes, but the most popular spot for diving and swimming is just across from this view ~ The resort has a general store.
Unless you arrive early or stay late the area can get quite busy especially on weekends but the beauty is worth the wait. If you plan a trip to Lake Tahoe here is a link to all the areas hiking with degrees of difficulty.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

Serene Nature Part 1

When I was in Lake Tahoe CA visiting family they live a stone's throw from conservancy land. We packed a small lunch, waters and hiked on down to the river. You go through meadows seeing mountain views in every direction. When down at the river some parts shallow enough to walk across other parts deeper where beavers have made a dam or where there are swimming holes to enjoy. The beauty of the surroundings are filled with contradiction, beauty and decay.
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown