For some time I have been wanting to incorporate a log cabin into one of my paintings as I've dreamt of living in one for as long as I can remember. Once again I was inspired by Benjamin Chee Chee and Isaac Bignell, the first artists whose work I was fortunate to see, in including a line drawing of an animal, this time I couldn't help but add a Canada goose as I've seen many fly over my home of late.
When my family used to live on an acreage just outside of Edson, Alberta, our property was a stopping point for the geese as they flew north and then south again. We were situated between the Edson River and a creek which was perfect for them. They were awfully noisy but I loved seeing (and hearing) them every year. Our family, along with the horses we cared for, knew better than to get too close. Such a wonderful memory.