I didn’t fall out of the canoe!

Hi Friends! I’m back from vacation! We had a wonderful time. It was the first time we ever took a week off as a family. We rented a cabin on a pond. It was tranquil and relaxing with lots of swimming, canoeing and just enjoying life! I made sure to bring some art supplies (you can see what I packed at the end of this post) so I could do some nature sketches because this vacation was all about downtime. I really needed to relax and I think my kids did too because we all had a great time and I did not hear “I’m bored” once! That say’s a lot because there was no internet or cell phone service there…I was surprised at how easily I could do without the internet…I just might become a recluse one of these days LOL! So, do you want to see what I painted? Have a look at the video:

Here are close ups of a few of my favorite vacation paintings:

This painting was done from the canoe, I really like how the rock turned out thanks to my credit-card scraper!

This painting was done from the canoe, I really like how the rock turned out thanks to my credit-card scraper!

This is a quick colored pencil sketch on blue paper of the view from our deck.

This is a quick colored pencil sketch on blue paper of the view from our deck.

A watercolor postcard painting of the view from our dock.

A watercolor postcard painting of the view from our dock.

Waterlily in pastel the day it bloomed.

Waterlily in pastel the day it bloomed.

Waterlilies in watercolor the day after the first waterlily painting, another one bloomed! The flowers only opened in the morning. I sat on the dock with my coffee and paints. My dog shook all over this painting after she went for a swim, I think she helped it LOL!

Waterlilies in watercolor the day after the first waterlily painting, another one bloomed! The flowers only opened in the morning. I sat on the dock with my coffee and paints. My dog shook all over this painting after she went for a swim, I think she helped it LOL!

I'm calling this the "moonlight paddle painting" because I painted it from the canoe in the middle of the pond.

I’m calling this the “moonlight paddle painting” because I painted it from the canoe in the middle of the pond.

And here is what I packed for creativity:

Thanks for keeping everything running while I was away. I was happy to see folks helping one another out with their crafty questions here, on facebook and on youtube. I really appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

 

 

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21 Responses

  1. You are awesome!

    Thanks for sharing

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  2. Lindsay, thanks for putting up some of the pics you painted, was really hard to get a good look on the vid! would love to see them all and the sketches too! again, so glad ya’ll had such a good time! loved the stories too and love your talent. God did bless you!! for sure 🙂

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  3. So happy you’re back!!! Diana

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  4. Lindsay, so happy you had a wonderful time, with your family! I haven’t been following you long (just found you and I live in North Carolina, so, I haven’t heard about your art) – I still feel like you’re a dear friend and I want you living next door. Thanks for sharing your beautiful paintings with everyone and have a great week!

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  5. All very nice, but really love the one done from the canoe. The scenery is perfect and so is the rock. Glad you all had a fun, restful vacation. What state was that in? Edna

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your well deserved unplugged vacation. But you with no internet would mean us without you! Uh oh! BTW, waterlilies…tutorial…hint…hint….Loved all your paintings. Such a great way to scrapbook your vacation. One day I will be able to do this in a way that people don’t say “Where was it you went again???”

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  7. Oh, man, Lindsay, if I had just half of your energy. I don’t think I could ever talk that fast or get so many books read in what I figure was a week! But then again, I don’t drink coffee (Pepsi for breakfast), so maybe that’s part of my problem. Not to mention the fact that I’m a late morning person. Really need a job as a vampire. Love your pictures though and glad ya’ll had a great time. I get so much info from your videos. Thanks so much.

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  8. So happy to know you enjoyed a vacation in a peaceful location! Love the creations you captured from the beauty around you. Thank you for sharing ♥

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  9. I loved all of your paintings. Can’t wait to see your tutorials on them. You are such an inspiration!

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  10. GLad you all had a good week and and a safe return! I love all the watercolors you painted! I would love to see a tutorial on the water lilies…..thanks for sharing your time and talent!

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  11. Hey Lindsay!
    I just got back (late last night) from a week at our place in Maine on the lake. It was wonderful. I hate leaving ;(. I bring SO much art stuff with me. I can’t seem narrow it down ever! Thanks for this video! Where did you rent?

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  12. Fabulous pictures!! Looks like cottage country north of Toronto in Ontario! Glad you are back! Ready for. More Frugal Crafter!
    Thanks Foe sharing!

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  13. Lindsay what inspirational art!! Love your blog, and am counting the days (13) until we go hike, kayak and PAINT near Acadia. Only wish is that you were giving a class on Jordan Pond lawn while I was there!!! Glad you enjoyed your much deserved week off!!

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  14. Welcome back, yo u really do look refreshed too! Sounds like it did you all good. The artwork is beautiful, must have been a beautiful spot. ~Diane

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  15. Welcome back – your paintings are great. You are very talented.

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  16. Gorgeous use of color throughout each piece, and the rocks! My goodness those are so real and great work getting them to actually pop off the paper! I think I can speak for a number of devoted fans – You were missed, and it is nice to know you had a great time.

    I miss the Lincoln National Forest and the mountains. I think we are either staying home or driving over to Vienna. That is nothing like your peaceful mountains: definitely remote, and you did managed to get away from the hoard of tourists. I am green with envy!!! Finding a remote site – is a tough task in the Alps – to merely get far enough up a mountain or down into a remote valley to enjoy solitude. Oh well. . . Welcome home!

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  17. I think your creative juices were really flowing. All the pieces are beautiful. Vacation more often, I say!

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  18. Hi Lindsay, 🙂
    So happy to see this video and hear that you and your family had a safe and wonderful vacation. I hope you and your family get time away together, more often, as time passes too quickly and you and your family need that “time out” to be together.
    I am so amazed at the number of paintings that you did in one week. Your love of painting was truly shown in each of your paintings.
    You are such a joy and such an amazing person to share your talents with us. THANK YOU!!
    Take care.

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  19. Beautiful artwork, Lindsay! Makes me wish I was there. (Though I’m sure Maine would be cold to me. lol) I’m glad y’all had such a great vacation.

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