Now that the holidays are over, it's time to a start some new artwork. I did get some painting in for some short bursts but it was mostly finishing stuff I had started already. I'm a compulsive multi-tasker or we wouldn't eat around here or be up to our elbows in German Shepherd hair so I sneak down to the studio usually on the way to the freezer, fire up the lights and contemplate one of the pieces I am working on. I always have several on the go with one on the easel that I keep looking at every chance I get to help me plan the next working session.
Although I also do abstract and multimedia collages, I am still working on the Cariboo-Chilcoting landscape series that I started last year from the plein air studies, because I am so thankful to be able to live in an area not torn up by war or natural devastation. We do have the pine beeltle kill probably prolonged as a result of global warming but thankfully there are still pristine wilderness areas here where you can see wild animals such as grizzly bears, wolves, deer even now elk and occasionally wolverine and bobcat.
As well, in the winter, I try and get out for cross-country skiing on the local lake. This year we've had the most snowfall we've had for about ten years so it's slogging to break trail with the dog ahead and skimming back. Each day I manage a bit more as long as the snow fall is not too deep and the weather stays cool.
Hubby and I went snowshoeing yesterday and conditions were perfect, not too windy or cold. We followed an old ski-doo trail that had also been used by a previous shoer with bearclaw snowshoes judging from the prints so I made the dog stay on the trail instead of pronging like an antelope once in awhile when an enticing scent happens by just in case it was a trapper. Snowshoing is just the thing to wear off that holiday feasting.
I must say I'm amazed and thanks to the number of people who access this site and especially the blog. Please feel free to make any comments. Would love to hear from you. Artists of necessity work in isolation. I try to keep in touch by doing this blog and getting out to the galleries and seeing friends and am blessed to have many talented artist friends that I get good critiques from that keep you humble and keep you inspired.
Good Health and Happiness in the New Year.
Posted by Sybille Muschik at 02:11