Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bow Lake Watercolor

From 1963 through 1965, I went to a summer camp for girls named "Camp Idlepines," on the shore of Bow Lake in southeastern New Hampshire. It was a traditional camp full of healthy outdoor activities like archery, sailing, and hiking. In July 1991, I returned to the campgrounds. The camp was no longer open, but one of the two sisters who ran it still lived on the grounds with her husband in a newly built vacation house. I painted this watercolor sketch of the boathouse, which had not changed much since I was there as a camper. The Idlepines girls are now finding each other online and exchanging nostalgia-filled postings.  

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