The Vast Beyond9” x 12”
acrylic on paper
The past several months have brought so much upheaval and change. Since the Fall and my overseas trip (definitely not a vacation), my situation at work (seven jobs were eliminated, a co-worker died and his position was not replaced, and another co-worker broke her arm, and I volunteered to help out), and my Dad dying last month have all zapped a lot of my energy and enthusiasm.
But today we have a snow day and the city is closed down. Although it might not seem much, compared to the massive blizzards in other states, our city isn’t equipped to handle ice and snow, and its consequences. It’s made me very happy to be home, grateful with a roof over our heads and heat in the house. We had rolling blackouts earlier in the week—twice at home, three times at work—to conserve energy for the whole state and it never really warmed up in our offices. Now I have warm clothes on, including one of my lovely Irish wool sweaters and thick Irish wool socks, and have lots of hot tea. There are art and craft supplies at hand, and I’m grinning and dancing around the house. What a great way to start the weekend!
Stay warm and safe everyone. What projects are you working on?