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Monday, March 2, 2015

Into the Woods I Go

My cozy studio for the week

















Last week I ran away! Not exactly, but sort of. I spent a solo week in a cabin in the woods in the dead of winter. So quiet, not a soul around. At first, that was disconcerting, but after a few days, the chatter in my head quieted, my pace slowed, and my thoughts were clearer.

My day consisted of waking up around 5 am, throwing a log on the hot embers to get the fire going again, sitting in a chair with my coffee and mentally planning my day. After eating, I would start painting, and continued working for about 10-12 hours each day. Sometimes, I would listen to music or a podcast, and sometimes I would shut everything off and listen to the stillness. Before I knew it, it was getting dark and it was time to sit again in my chair in front of the fire; this time with my supper and a glass of wine.

The week went slowly and quickly, at the same time. It was a perfect getaway and opportunity to work, uninterrupted, for days on end.


Some of the paintings, drawings, sketches and
color studies I worked on.

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