Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Treasured map of Logan Martin Lake

 Ain't she pretty! She's all dressed up in a barnwood frame and ready to go to the lake house warming party. You will be so proud when you walk in with the prettiest gift at the party! Beautiful Logan Martin Lake.

Interestingly, on Logan Martin Lake there’s a tiny unique island named Pirate's Island. It's only 30 feet by 30 feet, but it is very popular in the summer time. It has a pirate flag, tiki, palm tree, a hammock and a treasure chest. The chest has all sorts of beads and jewels.

One fun thing to do is to leave a treasure, such as Mardi Gras beads and take a treasure. Kids love this!

A true Treasured Place!

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased  from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by paddling over to LeoLakes.com




Oh Yeah, unlike most maps there's a tiny mermaid hidden in the waters which folks love to search for and some say she moves around! You'll love the waterfowl which are hand painted (touched up) on the canvas prints to give that original look and each map is hand signed by Leo. LeoLakes.com

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Treasured Lake Memory

 I was working on a map of the Tennessee River the other day for a customer. It included the section of the river that shows Danville TN. As I was working on the map, I felt something different about this map. However, I just couldn't pin point why this map was special. I didn't finish the map that day and put it aside. 

The next day, when I started back on the map, It Hit Me, I've been here before! It was with my dad and a fishing buddy. I was twevle years old. It was early spring and we were in a bass boat fishing along the railroad tussel that extendes across the water near the Danville Ferry. We were fishing and a very funny thing happened that day! 


As I was casting out, my bait flew off my hook and splat on the side of my dad's head, right above his ear. I watched the nature bait slowly slide down, stop and curl around his ear. It was so funny, but I wasn't sure if I should laugh. However, my dad and his fishing buddy busted out laughing. It was so funny when he reached up and flung the bait into the water. It was a cool memory and it all strated with a "Treasured Map".  Remember: "Get away from the big screen and get on a be stream..." Paddle over to my website site, LeoLakes.com to see some beautiful Lake, River and Bay maps. 



Friday, January 29, 2021

Wedding Map

 I've been working on this special map of Watts Bar Lake. What makes it a special map other than being a Leo Lakes Map? Well, it's a wedding map.  


I have been doings, what I call, wedding maps for over ten years. Couples email me about painting a map of a lake that they either met, proposed, or were married on. Amazingly, more couples than you would think, have a connection to the lake and their relationship.


This customer asked that I add five special points of interest to this map. If you look closely, you may see them. The most interesting point is "She Said Yes". This definitely makes the map special. Hopefully, this map will become a family heirloom and passed down generation after generation. Hey, why not paddle over to LeoLakes.com and see more interesting treasured maps.




Friday, January 22, 2021

Lake house map of Kentucky Lake

 A beautiful Kentucky Lake map will make a great gift for the lake lover. It is unique because you can add a star to the location of your lake house and add a few words like " Johnson's Lake House". LeoLakes.com

Interestingly, I often get comments about the tiny mermaid hidden in the waters of all my maps. Folks love to tell me about the search for the mermaid. They say the children really enjoy hunting for her and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that she moves, but I'm not sure that I believe that. LeoLakes.com

I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately nine years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com
Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 


I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Elves Present to Santa

Santa has finally finished his job for the year and is relaxing at his Lake House, which was established a long time ago on Reindeer Lake. It's near Snowflake Mountain. The closest towns are Dancer City and Elf Town. The elves surprised old Santa with this beautiful Leo Lakes Treasured Map.....LeoLakes.com

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Big Lake House Map

 A few weeks ago, I completed this big canvas map of Old Hickory Lake. It is approximately 12 feet long and 4-1/2 feet tall. it is wall papered to the drywall and a frame was added. The lake house owner added the accent lighting.     


When you walk into the room, it certainly grabs your attention, "What a conversation piece". This is the largest map that I've done to date. I added as much detail as I could to the lake, creek titles, small towns, named bluffs, etc... 

Also, you will find much wildlife/waterfowl around the lake such as eagles, geese, herons and gulls. To add more interest to the map, I add fish jumping and hide a tiny mermaid to the waters. Folks love to search the waters for hidden surprises. 

If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoLakes.com.  We have many lake maps that will make great gifts for the lake house. 





Friday, December 11, 2020

Creative Lake Decor Ideas

Why not a beautiful canvas decor map of the lake that you love!  You are sure to enjoy a nice map of the lake or river where you have a lake house, A star can even be added to show the location.  

My maps make great gifts and will bring back memories of those trips to that favorite lake. Don't forget to look for the hidden mermaid in the lake waters and other interesting things......


Check-out these other comments from our customers.

The map arrived right on time and it was a sensational hit.  Thanks so much, this was exactly what I was looking for and was even better than anticipated. Nate
I just received the map, it looks beautiful! Thank you for helping me put together such a spectacular gift and I will definitely keep you in mind for future gift ideas. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Arrived safe and sound this afternoon and looks great!  I can't wait to give it to my parents for xmas for their new lake house.  Thank you!

I must be doing something right! I'm finally getting my ten minutes of fame, sort of. Interestingly, I got a call from, now get this.......a major studio in California. They are filming a new tv series for mid-season. They want to use one of my big lake maps as a prop in the series. It won't come out for a few months, but I'm hoping that it will be prominently displayed in the series. I will have more news about this later...... 


Paddle over to website to see my Lake, River, and Bay Maps. I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com