Saturday, July 18, 2015

Create a Heirloom!

I paint lake, river and bay maps and have for the last 4-5 years. They have become something that I love to do. I often receive emails from customers about my maps. Here's one that I received after Fathers Day.

"Hi Larry, just wanted to thank you again for the Lake Nebagamon map.  I gave it to my father in law for Fathers Day and he absolutely loved it!  His wife told me he said it was the best gift he ever received." 

I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure.  I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can paint a custom lake, river or bay map, too. hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for.  

Here's a few more recent comments
Customer Email: 6/22/15: Hi Larry, just wanted to thank you again for the Lake Nebagamon map.  I gave it to my father in law for Fathers Day and he absolutely loved it!  His wife told me he said it was the best gift he ever received.(Custom Lake Map)

Customer Email: 6/12/15: I got the picture today! Looks really good.  Thank you very much. Great job. Very satisfied!!! (Bull Shoals Lake) 

Customer Email: 6/8/15: Received the map in the mail over the weekend. Much sooner than I expected! It looks amazing! One of a kind, crafted really well! You added all the special locations I asked for and it is perfect! Thank you so much!!(Table Rock Lake)

Customer Email: 5/20/15: It’s perfect!! Love it! It’s a b’day gift for my  husband. He will love it too. Thanks so much:) (Choctawhatchee Bay)

Customer Email: 5/04/15: Hi Larry, Received the map right on time and wanted to let you know it’s great! I like things for the lake house that you just don’t see everywhere and this is just perfect. When my friends get their place rebuilt this is going to be the best house warming present! Thanks again. (Custom Lake Map)

If you are looking for a gift, my maps make a great gift for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. See more and read about my treasured maps, go to

"I Love this lake, The most amazing scenes appear in its wake, The sun arises just above the shore, Giving grace and beauty to this place I adore." LKO

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

America's most popular Lakes

Summer is here and that means it’s the perfect time to visit your favorite lake! Here's the most popular lakes in the United States. With more than two months of summer left, maybe you’ll have time to visit all ten?

1. Lake Winnipesaukee
Lake Winnipesaukee is located in the foothills of the White Mountains within the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Lake Winnipesaukee is surrounded by charming villages with distinctive atmospheres; all of these towns offer quaint shops and restaurants that make for a great afternoon. I recently visited the town of Wolfeboro and was stunned by the beauty and idyllic nature of the area. Lake Winnipesaukee’s crystal clear water and picturesque beauty make for a relaxing vacation or day trip.
Fun fact: The Native American word Winnipesaukee means “Smile of the Great Spirit” or “Beautiful Water in a High Place.” 

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2. Table Rock Lake
With almost 500 miles of shoreline and close vicinity to Branson and Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake makes a great vacation spot! Table Rock is considered one of the best lakes for fishing since it has a variety of bass, catfish, and bluegill. If you’re a nature lover, then you can enjoy Mark Twain National Forest which is close to Table Rock. Table Rock is a great place to visit because it appeals to a variety of people; nature lovers, fisherman, and theme park goers alike can find something to do near and on Table Rock Lake!

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3. Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Sidney Lanier is located in Cumming Georgia just 40 minutes away from Atlanta. More than 7.5 million people visit this lake per year and it’s not difficult to see why; the serene setting creates a perfect atmosphere for relaxation and with renowned golf courses and fishing spots, Sidney Lanier appeals to all kinds of people. Sidney Lanier is a perfect place for families to visit since it is close to the waterpark Lanier World. If you can’t visit Sidney Lanier during the summer, don’t fret because from November through January six miles of holiday lights are strung up to create one of the world’s biggest light shows. Fun Fact: Lake Sidney Lanier is actually named after an American poet and musician of the same name; the lake was created by the damming of the Chattahoochee River which was the subject of his poem named The Song of the Chattahoochee. 

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4. Old Hickory Lake
Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir located in north central Tennessee close to the Tennessee’s capital of Nashville. With eight marinas and activities such as hiking, boating, and hunting, Old Hickory Lake is a great place for fisherman and outdoorsman to visit and with its close proximity to Nashville, which is famous for county music, it’s also a destination for music lovers. With Nashville’s great nightlife and the lake’s both scenic and energetic atmosphere, Old Hickory is a place where you can go for both an active and relaxing vacation.
Fun Fact: Old Hickory Lake is named after President Andrew Jackson whose nickname was Old Hickory. His home the Hermitageis located close to the lake.

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5. Great Sacandaga Lake
The Great Sacandaga Lake is located in Fulton County, New York; one of the largest of the Adirondack lakes, Great Sacandaga is surrounded by lofty pines and situated within the Adirondack Park. In addition to relaxing in the natural beauty of the lake, you can participate in activities such as fishing and jet skiing. One of the best things about the Great Sacandaga is its proximity to a variety of museums and entertainment such as dinner theatres. A good way to spend your day at Great Sacandaga Lake would be to start the day off with boating and fishing and then visit the Adirondack Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the Adirondacks and then end your day at a dinner theatre. 

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