Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter has finally come...


In total contrast to a year ago, we have had a mild season, until today. This is the view a few minutes ago from the sitting room window, which is my perch overlooking the world. Snow has been coming down most of the day, and it has gotten bitterly cold. A good evening to be inside where it is safe and warm.


The fifth bloom on the amaryllis opened completely today. A profusion of bright color against the curtains keeping out the grey day.


Gus also keeps his eye on the world from his perch at the sitting room window, as well as keeping a close eye on me!

My resolve, as this time for resolutions creeps upon those of us silly enough to do such things, is to be more attentive to the things that matter to me in the coming year. And to not only attend to them, but to capture them in some way. I will sometimes post those things here, sometimes they may be posted on the Grace and Wonder blog, sometimes they will be posted elsewhere, sometimes they will only show up in my personal journal or sketchbook, but I do intend to put them altogether in a tangible way as I go, so by the end of the year they will make up one volume. It will be a daily practice, and I suspect that it will employ many mediums, though mostly sketches, as I want this to be a small addition to my day, and not to detract from my studio work, but to enhance it. That is, at least my resolve. And my determination. I am quite excited about it. Time, do not diminish my resolve, determination and excitement! Do you hear me, Time?

2 comments:

Rebecca Mezoff said...

What a fantastic resolution. Oh that I could do that every day for my entire life. I guess it starts with practicing one day at a time.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

One thing a day, attending to it alone and only... even a small few minutes. Acknowledge the passing of time in a tangible way. Hope to see more at the private blog!