cold sets in, winter begins 61/72

working as part of a ‘Japanese 72 season micro-climate’ artist collaborative initiative within Treesisters)

Japanese season called ‘Taisetsu’ / greater snow, 22nd November – 21st December
Micro climate ‘cold sets in, winter begins’ 7th December – 11th December

Feeling pretty wintry here.

The Sun rises at 8.30am and it gets dark around our house, (due to the forest behind our house), at 2.30 pm! Properly dark around 4.30 pm.

Been spending hours on ‘housekeeping’ my blog. Who knew that ‘housekeeping’ a blog was necessary?
No wonder, it really feels like a chore!

Because I have been learning as I go along there is so much to do!
It’s not unusual for me to spend all day in my nightie and be up well into the wee small hours data correcting….a bit obsessive…I just want to get it all done so I can get on with creating again and get into the Yule spirit!

It really is worth it though, knowing all the images are the right size, that links still work and all.

I feel like I am preparing the ‘runway’ for a ‘take off’ of sorts!

Clearing the way for Treesister’s Year of the Tree 2020.

I made time tonight, to unwind, and got lost a couple of tiny works using the miniature canvases that I had prepared earlier in the year (used in ‘fish swim upstream‘).

Crazy feeling to re-connect with all that trauma and satisfying to see how a real direction is forming now, in my creative practice.

I ‘see’ these images in the patterns already in the wasp spit and wood pulp paper. Still experimenting with ways to bring them out using my new palette of mediums.

I am calling this series ‘In Waspspit Woods’….

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