Monday, February 4, 2013

Music Lake

What is a music lake? Well, there is a lake near Music City (Nashville) that has a long history of music. There must be music in the waters because many, many country music stars and song writers live on or near the lake. Stars like Johnny Cash lived on the lake, Taylor Swift lived near the lake while going to high school and this is just to name a few.  The lake didn't create the stars, but it certainly seems to have helped. It must be those foggy mornings with a blue heron flying over and the sun just rising over the water that is a catalyst for great songs and music.  I just finished this beautiful art decor map of Old Hickory Lake the “Music Lake”. The lake is actually named after
Andrew Jackson “Old Hickory” the 7th president of the United States, but could have just as well been called the music lake. In fact, I hide a musical note in the waters to emphasis the lake’s music heritage. The lake is printed on canvas from a watercolor painting and the waterfowl is hand painted.

"Reduce screen time and increase stream time, get on a big stream, or at least put one on your wall."


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    1. Thank You Mark! It's so much fun painting someone's treasured lake and then getting an email back telling me how much they love it. River, Lake and Bay lovers are special folks.