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Melody Schmidt's avatar Melody Schmidt

Escape... to that place, discovered by chance, where time stands still, to renew the soul and collect cherished memories of when self was lost, and found, and united with God's amazing handiwork. My husband and I returned to that tranquil honeymoon retreat on our 27th wedding anniversary to share its beauty with our children. "Escape" is inspired by that lake cottage on the peaceful shores of beautiful Crystal Lake in Northern Michigan. It began as a rough 18" X 24" pencil sketch to capture the simple serenity of a dreamy, tucked away weekend, and slowly evolved into an explosion of the breathtaking colors of a surreal Michigan summer evening.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Color pencil sketch
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 18 inches