My themes these days have been strongly Canadian influenced. Cheering for Team Canada during the Olympics added great fuel to the fire.
What is more Canadian then the Maple Leaf? I have always loved maple keys. Growing up there was a great old maple tree on my grandparents front lawn. It was there I would sit and examine the leafs and keys as a child. Snapping the keys to fly like helicopters was a simple summer pass time. I can just picture Nanny and Grandpa sitting in their respective spots on the porch, sipping pink lemonade. Today I walked down to the cafe for an iced coffee break, picking up a few abandoned maple keys along the way. Beverage in hand, I sat down and started to study and sketch.
I’m such a Canadian girl.