This is a month late but better late than never right?! At the beginning of June I went up to my family cottage to get some painting done. Boy is it hard trying to paint at home once you're used to having a separate studio space. So my parents offered to make the drive down to Toronto to come get me and all my supplies. This was such a gift to me because A: I don't have a car and B: Our cottage is my favorite place on earth. It is so relaxing and restful and the perfect place to crank out some new paintings! It's funny how a change of scenery and some encouragement from those close to you can inspire so much good work.
My grandparents bought the cottage in the early 1940's after they got married. It used to be a one room shack until the mid-eighties when they tore it down and built a new cottage. (Brown and yellow must have been really in at that time ha!) This place holds so much comfort and peace for me, I treasure every moment I spend there.
I managed to paint 3 paintings over the course of 2 days which felt great! Having my parents there to push me to work helped a lot. It is so hard to get motivated when I'm alone at home.
We managed to slip in a few drinks on the patio in between painting sessions :)
I'm so incredibly thankful for this place and everything that it means. But especially that it's a place that lets us all connect and enjoy time together as a family <3