Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Snow ‘n Tell

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It’s snowing…  big beautiful snowflakes drifting to the ground like white feathers.  I’d take a picture but I’ve found it’s nearly impossible to capture snow with my camera.  So just close your eyes and picture it.  Outside my window there are huge spruce trees mixed with a few paper white birch and they are dusted in what looks like powdered sugar.  The sky is a whitish grey and the air is heavy with quiet peace.  Sitting inside on my comfy couch with my cup of tea I feel like I have my very own big screen snow globe that just got a good shaking.  It seems like it would be cold but when I stepped out to let the dog out it was warmer than expected.  It’s about 25 degrees and for November in Fairbanks, AK that isn’t very cold.  A raven just flew up and plopped down on a spruce branch heavy with snow.  I watched the snow shower to the ground like a white waterfall.  As it hit other branches more showers began and as the raven moved to other branches and other trees more snow rained down.  It’s a very poetic scene. 

Don’t you wish you had a snow globe like mine?

I just realized that I forgot to upload my pictures of the new progress on my painting.  This is the first time I’ve ever painted a face.  I’ve drawn them in pencil but I’m new at watercolor.  So I’m a little worried about how this is progressing.  Whenever I’ve drawn faces the hair is always my hang up so I decided to tackle that first.   

hair.... still not done