Thursday, January 8, 2009

Iced in

We had quite the ice storm Tuesday night into Wednesday resulting in us being stuck home for the day. I sometimes like to be home safe and warm while I watch a winter storm doing its thing outside, especially if it's snowing. But that wasn't the case on Wednesday, it was all ice and all day long we heard trees and branches crashing outside in the many wooded areas in our neighborhood. We sadly lost 3 trees in this storm and I hope that caps it. The ice today has not yet melted from the trees and it's started to snow so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Though I had alot to do yesterday and it was obvious that I wouldn't be able to go out and do it, I decided to serve my muse instead and took out my camera to record the beautiful and deadly weather outside. It was also a good day to delve into my recently neglected sketchbook. It's so nice to have the time to indulge in sketching and recording the day when you aren't in a hurry to get somewhere. It's a reminder that, as an artist, it's important to take the time to stop and look, really look, at what's going on around you.

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