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I spent summers as a girl in McCall, Idaho. A fairly untouristed town back in the 1970’s that surrounds Payette Lake. Our A – frame cabin sat on this lake and a view like this was the backdrop of every day. My brother and I swam, fished, jumped off cliffs, made forts and learned how to water ski here. It was idyllic!! My mind travels back here every summer and reminds me of the joy, freedom , innocence and goodness that can be in childhood.

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10 × 14 W/N watercolors on Arches
Payette Lake, Mccall, Idaho

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    Beautiful calm peaceful scene Leslie…you have captured the feeling of serenity superbly…

  • Well, here is delayed response. How did I miss responding!? This was a lovely compliment Janis – thank you!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 5 years ago

    ah such a peaceful place (big smile) … nicely done Leslie! (big smile)
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    now don’t be a stranger … come visit often at Creative Cards … we’re looking forward to seeing more of your work
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    you also might like to check out the new forums too (big smile) especially the one on Promoting Our Work! (big smile)
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    AND don’t forget to read the groups messages – important stuff! (big smile)
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    ps. please remember NO PHOTOS or PHOTO MANIPULATION allowed in group .. AND only one posted card per day! thank you (smile)

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 5 years ago

    Thank you so much!! what a pleasant surprise!!:-)

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    this is beautiful Leslie..wonderful depth and so very inviting…congrats on the feature!!

  • Thank you so much Linda!! and for the favoriting:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 5 years ago

  • Amy Greenberg
    Amy Greenbergover 5 years ago

    really nice image- so peaceful and inviting

  • Thank you Amy!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago

    very nice!!

  • Thank you Nisha!! and for coming to visit my Bubble:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 5 years ago

  • Yay!!! Thank you so much!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition, Leslie !!!

  • Thank you so much George!! Good to see you too:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Shelagh Linton
    Shelagh Lintonover 5 years ago

    Love the reflections, great piece of art. congrats on feature. :)

  • Thank you so much Shelagh!! and for coming to visit my Bubble! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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