I am struggling with a bit of a January funk. Although I have lived in Minnesota my entire life, I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, I enjoy it less and less with every year I grow older. I am starting to entertain a plan (really, just a dream) that involves moving to a warmer climate. I am beginning to understand why so many people retire to Florida or Arizona (my pick!)
Alas, winter will not be over any time soon. Fortunately, we are in the midst of a little winter thaw. Tomorrow for the first time this month, we may reach freezing--32 degrees. Frankly, I find it a little crazy that we get so excited about such things here. But hey, it does feel a heck of a lot warmer than last week!
And on a more positive note, there is even a little daylight still at 5 p.m. The days are starting to get longer!
Winter makes me want to hibernate. I want to be by myself, preferably in the studio, where I can paint and listen to music. It is almost always warm there--or at least it feels warm as the light filters in thru the pink & purple curtains. The walls are painted different colors--all purplish blues and deep magenta pinks. It is my sanctuary, regardless of the season.
the studio cleaned up for an art crawl event
Today I snuck out of work a little early--early enough that I was able to spend a few hours at the studio while there was still light. I worked on a set of three canvases that will be one "large" canvas when done (pictured at the end of this post). I feel like I need to spend every single day at the studio until I paint myself out of this funk.
I have to say one of the things that has brightened my days this week has been finding that I have new "fans" on my facebook page and new followers of my blog. Connecting with other artists through these outlets has been a wonderful way to "meet" other artists...and reading and viewing what others are creating inspires me to keep making art as well.
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