Big birds

Big birds - La Datcha

Not the yellow one. :-)

Big Bird, black - La Datcha

Acrylic on paper, 2014

Big Bird, pink - La Datcha

Acrylic on paper, 2014

Lac des sept frères, QC - La Datcha

A souvenir from a few years ago, at the Lac des sept frères, in the Vérendrye Park in Quebec. We went canoe-camping for a few days. Even if I like winter, I sometimes dream of swimming in a big deep blue lake early in the morning, while the loons are singing…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQZMbBz48M (you will hear them at the 20th second) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1YmwQ–1nM.

Frozen

Frozen

Frozen. Litterally.

It started a couple of days before Christmas. The temperature rose to minus one and it started to rain, and rain, and rain. During the night, it froze. When this occurs, it’s usually followed by power failures. We were lucky that our street had to do without electricity for only one day. Others were without for a week, even when the temperature dropped to minus twenty. Continue reading…

A walk on Mount Sutton

Work in progress

Work in progress…

Sans titre

Sans titre

Sans titre

We took a walk on Mount Sutton this weekend, which is near to our house. We must have tried at least five times to explore the “dos de l’orignal” path (moose’s back) in the past two years and we had to turn back every time: hunting season, bears’ mating season, too many people, path closed to give the flora a chance to regenerate, etc.  But last Sunday, we were finally able to hike on this part of the mountain. We enjoyed the walk even more since it was our 15th anniversary!

Moose with a polka dot tail

Moose with a polka dot tail
Acrylic and ink on St-Armand paper

This is my first participation at Illustration Friday!
This week’s topic is Tall.
Some people feel a bit uneasy being very tall; this moose might be one of them. Or he finds that his coat resemble long johns?

Moose with a polka dot tail

Not in the city :: Pas dans la ville

Not in the city :: Pas dans la ville

The photos above are in continuity with my sister’s Not in the woods series on Instagram. She started taking pictures of her shoes at work, someone else followed her lead and then invited me to contribute. My sister had to tell her that I actually live and work “in the woods” and that I don’t even own a pair of high heels. Anyway, I rose to the challenge but with the title Not in the city. Two down, one more to go!

To find me on Instagram, search for ladatcha!
My sister is Titanike and the third participant is Val_GG.

Not in the city :: Pas dans la ville

Two artists found on Illustration Friday:
Marina Muun and Daniel Ursache

A change of scenery: part one

Parc des Hautes-Gorges

Parc des Hautes-Gorges

Parc des Hautes-Gorges

Parc des Hautes-Gorges

I have been quite silent for the past week, I forgot to mention I was on vacation! We were in the beautiful region of Charlevoix where we spent four days hiking, kayaking and sampling food from the nearby villages.

These photos were taken at Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park. You will see the Grands-Jardins National Park on Tuesday!

You can click on the images to see a bigger size, the panorama is available at 2000 px wide.