Swan’s Island Sketchbook

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013 by jmbroekman


We had the great good fortune to spend the better part of last week with our friends from New Jersey who were vacationing on Swan’s Island. For those of you who have never heard of Swan’s Island, there’s probably good reason. It is up near Acadia, a 45 minute ferry ride from Bass Harbor; once there, you are stranded with almost nothing to do. Just one tiny general store that mostly sells lottery tickets and potato chips. But lobster can be bought right off the boat, and there is plenty of hiking and exploring to be done. Perfect for unplugging and slowing down in a big way.

These are the pages of my little sketchbook that I brought with me and filled up in various spots on the island (the last one was done on the ferry ride back to Mount Desert). We had a lovely time, and are very grateful to Shirley and David, for inviting us. And though Labor day has come and gone, and it is time to get to work, I refuse to call this the end of summer. Next up, I’m hoping for the work to begin on my studio renovation.


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