Sunday, August 23, 2015

Last Day of the Shades of Summer Art Show and Sale

Today I decided that since it is the last day of the show that I was going to play hooky from my sitting at the show and painting. Instead I would go canoeing on Big Cedar Lake and come back to the show in time for the tear down.

The hours for our show are:
23 Aug 15 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

We hope some of you will be able to come out and visit our show.

Big Cedar Lake I

Big Cedar Lake is a land locked lake on the north west side of Highway 28 and approximately 2-1/2 miles (4km) from Burleigh Falls and there are a number of ways you can go to get to the lake.

If you want a full day out on a couple of lakes and don't mind portaging, launch in Coon Lake and go to the far end and portage about 1/2 mile (0.8km) into Big Cedar Lake. The trail is fairly well marked.

Big Cedar Lake II

You can do what we did this time and go past the launch at Coon Lake and follow the road until you can see the lake and there is a small launch site, but the parking is very limited.

The other option is to follow Highway 28 and turn onto Julian Road and go to the public boat launch where there is more parking available.

Big Cedar Lake III

There are several canoe routes that use Big Cedar Lake to the reach more northern land locked lakes or to go onto Eels Creek and to Stoney Lake.

The lake has an irregular shoreline with a number of bays which help to provide protected areas for canoeing and kayaking. The local cottagers are also courteous to small craft as well, which I must say is a very pleasant surprise.

Big Cedar Lake IV

The lake is known for its cleanliness and clarity. I said to Ron that it would probably be a wonderful lake for diving with an average depth of 19' (5.8m) and the maximum depth reaching 60' (18.3m).

Rock piles and close to the surface rocks are well marked and in many places the shallow areas are adjacent to deep drop offs and submerged logs can be found in most of the shallower bays.

Big Cedar Lake V

The lake has a large variety of fish including rock bass, small mouth and large mouth bass, black crappie, walleye, muskie, sunfish, bream and bluegill.

Ron was very happy as he caught five large mouth bass and one small muskie, all of which we live released back into the lake

Big Cedar Lake VI

As usual while Ron fished I took photographs and worked on a number of sketches that I will post at a later date once I have completed them using pen and ink.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.

It wasn't long before we had to return to the art show at St. Matthews Church in Buckhorn to take down the show.

Pottery was purchased from JoAnne Connell Northey and small items were sold by Diane Collins.