What a great feeling it is upon that date when the calendar finally turns to a new year and all things from the past 365 days fade into the background and the possibilities of the new year come into focus!
It has been a time to recover from the busiest season I have been through yet (!hurray and thanks!). It has been a time to sort through closets, wax wood floors, clean the office, rest and relax and remember what is important and finally breathe in the world around me - be it a cold and snow filled one!
Its also time to notice all the little things that I have been to busy to sense. Winter even with its 36" of snow so far (a total greater than I remember witnessing!) has so many wonderful things. After our Christmas blizzard and being stuck in the home (mostly by choice, I assume we may have perhaps been able to navigate our way around the 7' drifts covering most of neighborhood streets) it was such a treat to see how the snow had artfully twisted and wrapped itself on the outside world. The trees were covered in a shimmery layer of ice. They sparkled like we had just covered them with a layer of antique glass glitter. It was beautiful ... and the pictures you ask ... it was too dangerous and too cold to capture any of it, so the above was taken from within the comfort and warmth of our home! :)
So as I look foreword to getting back full time in the studio, my mind is turning to warmer and brighter things. As the wind gusts to 45 mph and the forecasted high for tomorrow is -4 with a frightful low of -20 (and that's WITHOUT the wind chill YIKES!), the idea of spring creations is a welcome distraction!
I look forward to sharing new work with you soon!