painter's lodge

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last weekend Zoë and I went to Painter's Lodge in Campbell River.  Over thirty artists spend the weekend creating art in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  My father-in-law Robert Genn is one of those artists and has been going to Painter's Lodge every May for seventeen years.  This year Zoë and I joined my mom, Robert and my mother-in-law Carol....we had fun.
Zoë painted with her Poppa one morning. She insisted on wearing the sunglasses. Her easel is attached to a $20 Ikea highchair. Poppa made it.  Genius.
Zoë was excited about painting, she was also excited about going for a boat ride. She completed two paintings and then announced that it was "time for boat ride now".
I love this photo, little legs dangling from her highchair, totally oblivious to the crowd gathering. Happy sitting beside her Poppa.
Every now and then Poppa would lean over and advise Zoë on her next move...she had no problem leaning back to let Poppa know that she knew exactly what she's doing!
 The finished masterpiece! Zoë's favourite colours are green, purple, pink and orange.
Our first weekend away together was fantastic (and exhausting)...I can't wait for our next adventure together.

10 comments:

Vintage Home said...

....delightful pictures!..wonderful experiences!

Lovin That! said...

So adorable! What a great experience for her, a budding artist!

Kristin said...

this is just delicous!

Pinecone Camp said...

Now that's a fun way to spend a weekend Tamara! I shot a story at Painter's Lodge a few years ago - such a pretty place. Have a nice weekend

Krista said...

That is AWSOME! And what a fun time. I am going to have to check that out.

kate / tinywarbler said...

that is really adorable. i love her little legs dangling out from the highchair! (great idea btw)

cathy said...

What an amazing experience for you all! I adore the photos, and what beautiful memories!

Kendra Dixson said...

LOVE this! Zoe is so cute painting with her poppa. I saw a couple of these photos before in the painters keys, but didn't realize that Robert Genn's granddaughter was your daughter. SHe's so cute!

Jude said...

Wonderful to have such a creative Poppa! Have been receiving his newsletter for years. I LOVE Zoe's finished work! The girl has talent!

Wayne Mountan said...

3D Pencil Art in Campbell River by Wayne Mountan