If you read my last post about how our recent life events and travels inspired the Road Trip fabric collection, then you'll know what these pictures are all about. Over the past year I took photos in some of the beautiful provincial parks here in Ontario. Most parks close for the season in October but you are permitted to enter by foot, cycling or skiing - and that's just what we did. With the digital art for the Road Trip collection complete, I'm able to take the design icons and elements and place them on top of my photos - hence the idea of the Photobomb Series. Here are a few of my favourite photos:
On the shores of Georgian Bay of Lake Huron (Collingwood) in September 2015 at Craigleith Provincial Park. We walked along these shores almost daily as our condo rental was directly across the highway. It was on these walks that I first had the idea of a camper/glamper fabric collection and I would go home and sketch my observations.
Here is my cameo appearance with our wee vintage trailer we call Rosebud (that's me on the folding chair). This photo is the only one that isn't taken at a provincial park, it's actually taken about this time last year at our farm in Prince Edward County. Every once in a while we would travel from our vacation rental in Collingwood (a 5 hour trip) to our property for a short visit. Yes, we camp on our property - there is no house there. Oh - and the bear is imaginary - we have no bears in the County because it's an island and black bears don't like swimming - but they do like to fish!
Sandbanks Provincial Park is an amazing place and well known for it's sandy beaches on Lake Ontario. After we left Collingwood in December we wanted to try living near our farm in Prince Edward County, so we rented a cottage withing walking distance of the park. It was wonderful to see the park in the Winter, Spring and Summer. This photo was taken in early May. The wildflowers and trilliums were just starting to pop up from under the leaves. This park filled up with hundereds of campers soon after this photo was taken, so this photobomb isn't too far from reality.