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

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.

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, 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 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".

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.

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.
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