We got another snowstorm yesterday,
so before doing anything this morning,
i made a good pot of coffee,
and found my way to my little blue room
for a quick sketch.
It's supposed to be a self portrait,
but i see no resemblance at all...
Maybe portraits first thing in the morning
are not the greatest idea for me.
I see a bored librarian.
Or a pissed off Walmart employee.
Either way, i want to do
a self portrait a day for a month,
on small index cards
so it doesn't feel too overwhelming.
15 or 20 minutes per drawing, that's it.
Some are no doubt gonna be crappy,
but i'm curious to see how different
the SAME face will be in the course of a month.
I think it all depends on how different I FEEL
on each given day.
I love this quote by Picasso:
Painting is a blind man's profession.
He paints not what he sees,
but what he feels,
what he tells himself
about what he has seen.An then, i looked outside to see
last night's damage from the storm...
Welcome to winter in eastern Canada. ;-)
Thankfully, the plows came rolling in
before too long...
It always kills me how rushed everyone seemsto go out after a snowstorm,
when the only place they really want to go
is to Tim Horton's for coffee.
Beautiful blue skies today...
cold, but nice.
I took these photos just a little while ago,
before the sun set.
I may be risking a death threat by saying this,
but I just love the snowdrifts...
How beautiful is this?
Those were the actual colours
as the sun set...
no added filters here.
There were actually pinks
and purples and deep blues...
So much beauty around us,
if we only bother to notice it.
They're not the greatest shots,
cause I shot them with my cheapo camera
and I was freezing my ass off out there,
but still, you get the sense of how pretty it can be, right?
I'm sure there are things as beautiful
in your part of the world,
but I just wanted to share with you, mine.
Wishing you all
a wonderful week ahead.
May your days be filled with green lights
good music, and warm socks.