Early in the spring of 2021 we went for a hike in the forest with a young friend who recently moved to Manitoulin. Such a delightful spirit she has, ready to leap and dash through the woods in her moccasins but she wore boots as it was a little wet. She sent me a photo of moccasins that she had made. The terrain here is quite rocky and Amber, being in her prime of life, was so agile in her movement along the trail that i imagined that she was a deer. Later I covered a board with leaves and drew a picture of Amber as a deer and set the scene aside. In July i picked up the sketch and finished it.
Pen & Ink leaves
Fall of 2016, leaves collected during walks on Manitoulin Island. Drawings for 4elements Living Arts, Outside the Box, Drawing Boxes. The idea is to make a drawing while on a hike and leave it in a trail box and take someone else’s drawing.