In 2001 I realized we never enjoyed the Island.
What could I create to help uswant to go down there?
And how could we then share it with our family
and our friends, too?
I imagined a large fairy-tale-like simple gazebo
smothered beneath a climbing vine canopy
and surrounded by continuously blooming
flowerbeds under which our entire family
could relax while enjoying the lake view
and escape from the hot summer sun.
The small gazebo was a gift to my husband
for our 25th Wedding Anniversary;
we located it where the pines and
lake would serve as its backdrop,
where we enjoy amazing late afternoon sunsets,
winding down our busy summer evenings.
Eventually I thought of sharing our
hidden away dream escape with others for weddings.
It took an entire decade,
with thousands of dollars and hard working hours,
to grow lush enough,
before I could say, "Now it's ready!"
-- Claude Monet
Our Island has been described by
one area photographer as "Sensory Overload".
I have spent my entire life creating art
of one form or another.
With this venue, I have found my ministry
and purpose in life
-- now I artistically create season-long backdrops
for one the best days of your life,
worthy of the highest photographic expectations
to live on into each family's future generations.
After a lifetime of pursuit,
this venue has been my "10 years of silence":http://elitedaily.com/life/motivation/find-hidden-creative-genius/997351/
The "tree" in the center of the name tributes
our property's many majestic giants. artis'tree' escapes best describes
my satisfaction enjoying this exceptional property.