Friday, February 5, 2010
as the snowpocalypse bears down
As the snowpocalypse bears down on Washington DC and surrounding areas I am in the studio. This painting was absolutely howling through the studio walls, needing me there like a child in the crib. Now I have done all I can and I need to hold back and let it dry. That is the very hard part. When it dries I will continue. I am not sure what it will need, but am sure if I wait, it will tell me.
A little about the Washington DC area- snow dries people nuts. The grocery stores are empty and what little is left people are waiting in long lines to procure. I love the hype! It is apocalypse in a very fun way. People actually talk in the lines at the store, help each other on the street, have eating fests celebrating the storm and just enjoy the present of an unexpected break from the routine and their jobs. As soon as the snow is deep enough I will x-country ski through the parks and streets with not a care. It has been a very long time since this are has had such a wonderful real winter. I am a New Englander who grew up with real snow every winter. This feels so good. The one thing I won't do is drive...that is until the masses make it home and the crazy driving is done. Snow driving is not the DC strength.