It hasn't been the sunniest summer in cottage country. On a mid-August weekend with temperatures in the low teens and storm clouds brewing, we gave up on swimming and deck staining and headed out to Muskoka's Summer Studio Tour presented by the Artists of the Limberlost. This collective takes their name from a scenic and winding road close to Huntsville. At each stop we rushed inside to avoid the pelting rain and enjoyed both the work and the different cottage styles.
I was very taken with the above sculpture by Brenda Wainman Goulet. It reminds me of the Greenwich character from the children's book series The Dark is Rising (a must read for the ten year olds in your life). My favourite stop was at Jerry Friedman's place. He's a driftwood artist and had set up an interactive display in his shed. His cottage was the only on the tour untouched by "updates" and I particularly enjoyed the names he has attributed to his sculptures.