pen landscape

Where I live winter is winding down, but the month of February is always a bit of a challenge.  You know that winter will soon be gone, and yet it’s still here.  The longing for flowers and warmer days has already taken hold, but the flowers are still a long ways off.  So I console myself with looking at pictures of warmth and try to wait patiently, but I’m not really a patient person!

In the interim it’s good to be busy.   Indeed interims are good things to be busy inside.  I wrote a couple posts ago about the value of using found bits of time for drawing.  Well, I’m heartened to discover wise Paul Foxton, a wonderful British artist, advocating that same idea.  And he says it so well and offers many suggestions for ways to get the most out of an “interim.”

His suggestions for habit creation are brilliant.

4 thoughts on “when the longing for spring takes hold

  1. I think you may not be out of the winter yet, dear Aletha (if the weather reports are anything to go by) – enjoy your interim with warm drinks and warm thoughts 🙂

  2. Gabe, Actually Washington’s winter has not been too bad this year. No significant snowfalls or bitter cold, but it has been unusually dreary. We had a spell of days when I thought the sun had retired and moved to Florida. But it’s brightened up some, and robins are arriving. Sure sign of spring. The robins know. AK

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