Quidi Vidi Village or “The Gut” as it is also called is an “outport” within the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Way back in the 1800’s I had relatives that lived there. On a recent trip to the island I had the opportunity to take a few photographs of Quidi Vidi. There was quite a bit of fog the day I was there, which, I think, added to the mystery of the place. And for the beer drinkers, this brewery makes some incredible beers if you ever have a chance to get there!
It’s been a long time and many things have happened between my last post in June and now, far too much to get into here. While I have been doing all those other things though, I kept making art, although a little less often and a little slower than usual for me. Over the coming few days and weeks, I will be posting some of that art, mostly done in markers as they are portable and I was able to take them wherever I happened to be. I hope you are all well and still blogging your hearts out ( I have been reading, liking!). I look forward to visiting your blogs a little more regularly and hope that you will come to visit me as well now that you know I have not dropped off the face of the earth (ha!). This piece is based on a photograph I took while tromping around Cape Spear in my beloved Newfoundland. As you can see, I have injected some colours that are not actually on this old lighthouse but boy would I have fun painting it pink!! Enjoy and keep making art!!
A ha!! Not what you thought it would be is it? This is a photograph of the most easterly point in North America. Nothing between this point and Ireland except water. Enjoy and keep making art!
This is a shot of my son as we were hiking on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland over the weekend. It was a beautiful day and he and the rest of us really enjoyed some time outside. Enjoy, explore and keep making art!
St. John’s, Newfoundland and the Avalon Peninsula were hit by a major winter storm that brought 52 centimetres of snow and winds up to 121 kilometres per hour (that is hurricane force for the interested reader!). These pics show what greeted me, my husband and two kids when we opened the front door at about 8 am January 11. It actually was another foot higher by noon when we ventured outside to start shovelling and snow blowing the snow from our driveway. After three and a half hours of grueling work ( and play for the kids), we came in looking forward to a hot meal and were faced with a power outage. We were equipped with a good emergency kit though and were still able to make a great meal and had hot chocolate and tea to finish it off. As we have electric heat, our house started to get pretty cold by about 830pm and we were all in bed by 930pm to stay warm. We slept like logs! Hope you enjoy the pictures and keep warm out there!
I was perched, and rather precariously so, atop Signal Hill when I captured the photograph that inspired this work. Fort Amherst sits on one side of The Narrows of St. John’s Harbour and I was on the higher hill on the other side. My legs were seriously shaking but for the sake of art…I captured the prize. Enjoy, take some risks of your own and keep making art!