Here is an eastward view from Rockport of The St Lawrence past Tar Island on the left. Note in the deep distance the three mile distance across from the Canadian mainland to the American shore. It is indeed a vast... and mighty body of fresh water unequalled anywhere in the world... giving rise to this area being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Around the corner to action central... The Cornwall Grill and Pub... open year round to River Tourists and Residents.
This mural depicts Rockport pioneer and boat building legend Edward Andress at work in the boat works during Rockport's halcyon boat building era.
Looking Downhill... our home on the right... then the Gift Shoppe
This will be our view from our kitchen and living room... minus the wintering digger and barge. The private patio and dock are for our pleasure and use. Guess where morning coffee will be served???
This is our next door neighbour The General Store Gift Store.... Andress House (Wendy's home) just on the bend on Front Street.
This is a wintry postcard view of our new home "Islesview"... and down the long lane is the future home of The Paint Box Gallery... at this snow-drifted moment... merely ... an "Idea"!!!
"People can change at any age. Where there is life, there is possibility. Even ancient beliefs can be overturned or replaced in a matter of moments. We are the river."
Barry Neil Kaufman
"Happiness Is A Choice"
We are busier than one armed paper hangers here at The Paint Box Gallery theses days... working item by item down a long line of tasks to finish up business responsibilities... setting an actual moving plan in place... arranging painters and tradesmen to ready the house in Rockport... changing address information... settling up household contractual agreements... the list seems endless!
That being said... I have the best organizer in Deb handling the "internal affairs" portfolio... which leaves me to be the "go-pher" and the "go-to" jobs. Sharing house responsibilities has always been easy for us. Each handles the jobs near and dear to their heart... with support from the other when necessary... or asked for!
Such is the case in household chores. Deb loves the cleaning and maintenance aspect of home keeping... and I do most all of the daily cooking duties. We share dishes and some household tidying chores. An equitable and acceptable division of labour that gives everyone what they like to work at!
First on the list was for us both to complete commission responsibilities. The first reason for a Paint Box smile... is the top jpegs of Deb's newest stained glass piece... half of a double window delivered and hung in Algonquin Park at our friends David and Diane Kay. They were both "over-the-moon" in love with the result! And well they should be- it lights the entire open kitchen space area with both light and warm colour.
We delivered it to them on Tuesday... had lunch and a visit and then headed home mid afternoon. Glad that we chose to leave when we did. Half way through the Park... it began to snow furiously and continued all the way back to Hillsdale. The driving was very hazardously wet and greasy at times. People refuse to slow down despite the poor conditions. We were glad to arrive home just after dark... 6:00 pm in this neck o' the woods these days!
This morning... I'm on to my second and final canvas slated to head to Nova Scotia. I'm hoping to make it a one shot go... a one day session... we'll see how it goes!
I have really appreciated the supportive words and comments from those of you who have left comments regarding this new adventure and undertaking. It is impossible really... to encapsulate those feelings we have through mere words alone. I hoped that the four jpeg paintings might act as a prelude to help you envisage this idyllically beautiful setting... but I think that perhaps some photo reference might add further insight for you.
I hope that you enjoy these first glimpses... "walkabout" into... our Tomorrow!
Good Painting to ALL!!!