in case you haven't heard . . . its been snowing A LOT here in the Boston area!!
and today is no different - we are experiencing yet another blizzard!!!!
Now there is an odd tradition here in the Boston area when a snow storm is predicted, everyone and their uncle, races to their local grocery store. When I moved here it blew my mind!! I mean there is a mass hysteria!!
|Here is Scruffy showing us the scale of the snow piles as of a few days ago.|
|chocolate and coffee #kitchentableseries|
I love snow days, its mother nature's way of making everyone stop! the girls and I are safe and warm (thankfully) and I get to make stuff!!
As I mentioned earlier, this year, I have made some intentions to expand my art practice. Another one of these intentions is to experiment a lot!!!
I want to try more things, different materials, different opportunities, push myself out of my comfort zone.
One way I have done that this year is by revisiting ink drawings,
I call these my #kitchentableseries.
I love drawing!! but I have not been drawing in a long time. So I started to draw these small still life's on my kitchen table in ink.
And as a way to keep me out of my comfort zone, I have been posting them on instagram, sharing work that I don't feel completely 100% competent about, trying to break that ever present striving for perfection and only sharing images that i feel are complete!! (I got this from one of the many online classes that I am taking)
So when i was strolling the aisles of Michael's in my pre-storm prep mode, I spied a real pen and ink set, with a nib and bottle of ink. For my drawings I was using a ink pen, one that already had the ink in it, I haven't used a pen with a nib since college. So besides purchasing some yellow yarn for my current crocheted project, I treated myself to a true pen and ink set, nib and all!!!
And today, during this snow storm and between shoveling, I sat at my kitchen table, playing with my new pen, experimenting. I'll do some crocheting later while watching a movie with the girls!!!
|I think Scruffy is getting a bit tired of all the snow, it is so deep!!|
Hope all are comfortable, where ever you are today!!
peace from the arctic tundra!!!