It really is the harshest season, isn't it?
Especially in the North, though its harshness has spread more south than usual in the US this year as well.
I am feeling very blessed this year.
My usual depression brought on by lack of sunlight and my hibernation mode hasnt really appeared.
(Knock on wood !!!!)
I think some of it may have to do with this incrediblely cute little boy ladybug baby.
There is something so instantly soothing, calming and heart filling about holding a little guy in your arms.
And this little cutie definitely has my hearts strings all tangled up !
I have been spending a lot of time with Jayden, helping his mom, Amanda, when she needs childcare.
I am so grateful that my niece and I have developed a trusting, caring relationship and that she genuinely appreciates the bond that I have made with her son.
It has brought so much joy to my life.
I haven't been spending much time creating artwork these days though.
I am missing that.
So yesterday in the midst of a busy day full of prepping for a trip to Montreal,
I made the time.
I grabbed my old Rock Beings journal, sprayed some inks, sloshed some paint, and made some marks...
then I collaged a Rock Beings shape made from old dictionary pages, and some found poetry on to my page
and "Winter Night Skies" came into being.
It felt good to get my hands a little dirty and to dwell in that creative place for a little while.
I need to keep making that time happen !
David and I have headed north to Quebec early for a Valentine's Day weekend with our other favorite kiddos, Kate and Thomas, and my sister Kristina and her hubby John.
We wanted to miss driving in this next major winter storm that will hit today in the North East.
Today, David is working from my friend Suzanne's place and I am just hanging out. Tomorrow, we will head two more hours north to be with our peeps in their winter wonderland of La Conception.
Looking forward to seeing Katie's new smile, minus her front teeth ! That famous kindergarten smile of cuteness !
So to those facing the storm, espcially those in the south who are far less used to its kind of wrath, please be safe.
And to all of you Beautiful Ones,
a Happy Valentine's Day !
Be kind and loving to one another !