My Dad was a Navy man, and perhaps that explains his love of sailing. When I was a freshman in high school, over the winter he built a 14-foot sailboat from a kit. I can still smell the epoxy (or maybe the fiberglass). It was impressive, and so heavy.
Unfortunately, before that sailboat had much use, we moved to an area with no lakes close by — not close enough, anyway, to drop what you were doing, pack a picnic supper, and head for the water.
Still, we taught ourselves to sail (from a book!) and occasionally went to Wisconsin, where we could finally say things like, “Prepare to come about!” and trim the sail so we could almost fly. I loved the quietness and adventure of it and would go again in a minute.
This is another project from my OnStage display board. The set is Lilypad Lake, available June 1 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I masked the boats and sun so I could sponge the sky and water.
I love the egret image, but it has yet to make it to paper. The set also has wonderful sentiments, one of which I used on card you’ll see tomorrow.
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