While vacationing in Boone, NC, I was walking around the grounds at the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC when I came upon a composition that I could not deny. I love cabins and when they are in or near the mountains, they’re even better. Their old cabin, known as the Loom House, feels like the epitome of mountain living. Maybe it’s because I’ve spent many vacations in the Blue Ridge Mountains staying in cabins, but to me just the sight of one brings back feelings of excitement and reminds me of adventure, recreation, hiking, and sightseeing. I love the hand-made qualities of this one and how inviting and relaxing the two rocking chairs on the front porch look. I felt that the big trees and barn in the background added authenticity and made it feel charming, warmer, homey and well-loved (as if it held more than a hundred years of good memories).
While vacationing in Boone, NC, I was walking around the grounds at the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC when I discovered a scene that felt simultaneously serene and inviting. The way the chairs were positioned on the dock made me feel like it was someplace I could just sit and relax while listening to and watching nature around me. If I had been staying there, I would have wanted to grab that pole and cast my line out to see what I could catch. I maneuvered around to where I could add some color into the composition via the Orange Jewelweed, and created my Ole Fishing Hole piece.