DCL Watercolor Map by Etsy’s Jocelyn’s Ink Well

When we came across Jocelyn’s InkWell water color maps we thought this would be a beautiful and very useful addition to DCL@Creekside #9.  We also thought it was really exciting that Jocelyn had been named the 1997 official artist for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC since our family lives in and around DC.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

Jocelyn was wonderful to work with designing our map.  Using lightfast watercolor she hand-painted a 14x20 horizontal view of Deep Creek Lake.   Using calligraphy in india ink she labeled all the places we thought many of our guests would be interested in locating around the lake.  The final list of places included: DCL @ Creekside #9; Deep Creek Lake State Park; Nature Center; Swallow Falls State Park; Wisp Resort; the Dam; Deep Creek Bridge; Turkey Neck; Yacht Club; Green Glade; and Market Square Plaza.

For now, we have decided to place the watercolor map of DCL on the stone mantle above the fireplace on the main level.  Make sure to turn on the lights above the mantle to better see the beautiful blue colors of the lake and the green and brown colors of the surrounding land on the map.  It actually shimmers!

The story behind the frame is also neat, stay tuned…