643 Hermanson Rd., Two Harbors, MN

Dave Gilsvik, Host

The “Great Outdoors” has always been my favorite place to be. All my life I have paddled and fished, skied and camped. Nothing inspires me more than the setting sun on a Norway Pine, the call of the loon on a quiet blue lake, or the sparkling stars above a crackling campfire. This is where I live and this is what I paint. Come visit my log cabin studio on the banks of the little Stewart River. The coffee pot is always on.

Sue Stavig, Guest

From my rustic cabin near Finland, MN, I celebrate the color and texture of Lake Superior’s ever-changing seasons. I photograph the beauty of our woods, shore and sky – then use these personal images as inspiration for my hand-knitted creations. First, I pair a favorite photo with luxury yarn from my stash of merino, cashmere and silk. Then I design and knit what I love. Each year I create a limited collection of hats, scarves, wraps and shawls. I knit only what brings joy to me as an artist, with the wish that its recipient will find their own warm connection in color and fiber.   
— Sue Stavig, Minnesota Hug