the weekend before christmas we had a small snowstorm, hurling about 12 inches of snow all over connecticut. we stayed in, watched movies, made some homemade gifts and watched the world outside turn quiet under a deep blanket of snow.
Chocolate covered pretzels:
Homemade organic ginger-apple granola:
today is christmas. we got up, and had some tea and egg sandwiches… found a peaceful view of the backyard… watched the deer for a while.. and then headed over to my mom’s for lunch. brian and i had a very quiet chirstmas eve, got some dragon rolls and some miso soup from the local sushi joint, drank some champagne, hugged on eachother.
he got me a beautiful dark wood easel, so i can set up a studio in our newly finished basement. i had painted large abstract pieces quite often in college and have only done about 3 pieces in the last 10 years so i am very excited by this gift. i loved the feeling of laying out all the colored paint, all the intensity of the raw hues, the roughness of the stretched canvas, smearing gesso across it like warm butter across a giant piece of zucchini bread. i am interested to see what inspires me, to see what comes out when i put the brush to the canvas, to see who i am, how i’ve changed, what i can be a part of when i am not trying to have a baby.