Thursday, January 24, 2013

Colorful beginning.

It was one of the sunrises that you have to grab your camera and start taking pictures. To see color like this against the white, black and rust is so exciting.
 I just stood at the back door, waiting for Murphy to finish his business and snapped away.
I think Mother Nature just provided me, free of charge a wonderful series. 

You can see the Peacock, still lit on the front of the Studio. I'll take the wreath down for the season but the Peacock stays up. I love it. If I didn't love Dog In The Hole Studio so much I would change the name to Peacock Studio.

It's still cold here with a chance of some more real snow arriving tomorrow or the weekend. The dusting we got yesterday, covered up any open green areas or dirty snow that we had around.

Zeus started teaching his night class at the Law School. Every year it's a crap shoot how the class will be.  This year it seems to be half and half of men and women which he thinks makes it more interesting. 

I'm off to the studio today, clean up time. When I'm working on something I make a mess. I mean a BIG MESS. I throw things on the floor, I drop stuff, I pile things and I don't put away anything.  My mind is on one thing, what I am creating.  When it's completed then it's time to do the clean up work.

Usually, I find that as I fold and put away, I start thinking about what I could have done differently, how I could use a piece of paper or fabric in a different way. I've been known to suspend clean up to sit down and start another piece. 

At least, having the Studio Artists come on Friday forces the issue for me.

I hope you find the time to do something creative today. 


"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.  Begin it now."


  1. Wow - What a gorgeous series of photos!
    (It's very cold here too... And, my studio is also a mess! Ha!)


  2. Thank you for your inspirational beginnings.... I truly needed this today as I put words to paper for the artist statement for tomorrow's opening. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart