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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Another hot and hazy summer day, but not a lazy one! A pleasantly busy one.

I’ve taken on an exciting design project at work with one of my favourite clients. It promises to be a busy, productive and creative summer. I live for these types of projects.

Today is my sister-in-law’s birthday and we went out for supper to celebrate. The Rockcliffe Boathouse Restaurant. It’s at the bottom of a steep, narrow road just off the George Etienne Parkway (if you’re anything like me, you might know it as the Rockcliffe Parkway…not sure why they have to change the names of roads!) right at the Rockcliffe lookout. I’ve always wondered what was down that road. Now I know!

A lovely restaurant that floats on the water. The food was very good, as was the white wine! Mom and I arrived early so made our way down to the water to tip our toes in it. She loves the water – may have been a mermaid in another lifetime – and I thought this would be a great shot. I’m happy with it and she gave her blessing to be photo of the day.

Woman at riverside
184/365 Photo of the day, 3 July 2019, ©️WQuinn

I remembered my paints today but worked through my lunch hour. It was almost 4 when I remembered I had a painting to do. I took a ten minute break – wellness/zen break – and painted a cute scene.

At first I had no idea what to paint. I started with a blue sky and wanted cumulus clouds, then I added three layers of mountains and the rest just followed nicely!

Watercolor landscape painting
184/365 Painting of the day, 3 July 2019, ©️WQuinn