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Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Day

Walked out into the woods to draw. 

Wanting this to be fun and restorative. 
(What was I thinking ?)

The winter woods are so silent, so cold, so stark . . .

new year's day #1
new year's day #2
new year's day #3
Now back in the house - 
cat purring and stretched out next to me - fire crackling -
I relax into indoor comfort. 

But just staying in can get insular and closed. 

Going out into winter woods is a touching - a gazing - 
upon the loneliness of life - 
and I feel stronger for it. 

new year's day #4


Anonymous said...

Oh Barbara, I feel so blessed that you share this, and so connected to every powerful, significant stroke of it. With love, Paulette

brt said...

Well done you, drawing outdoors in such cold weather. I hope that something restorative happened as you completed your posting. Thanks!

squirrel said...

I love your paintings and words. Weather like this reminds me how adaptive we all are. It is also a time to slow down and see the world differently. Thank you for your view.