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So, That’s Where It’s Going…Dot, dot, dot

A few years ago, while I still lived in New York City, I did a drawing of a man walking his dog in a snowstorm.  It’s called “January 2nd” because that’s when life gets back to normal, and the holiday stress is gone.

I just exhibited this in a local show, here in Danbury.  One viewer said the background reminded him of the eye doctor test for colorblindness!  He kept looking in the dots for a hidden number.

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but there are a lot of darn dots in the background.  Funny, I don’t remember doing it.  I must have had some really good music playing to take my mind off of the tedium.  Otherwise, something this boring to do would have stuck in my mind, as it did when I was drawing flower after flower in Floral Overload.

So, I’m back at it….doing dots.  So, this will take a while.  I promise to have a new picture as soon as my sanity permits.

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OMG….February Already!

A day or two late, I guess, I finally finished “Making Peace with January”.  So I’m late. Big deal.  At least it’s still winter.

The reason why I’m late is there has been a lot going on in my non-virtual life…mostly good.  Mostly.  The rest well…I can deal.  But I’m back to my art, and back to my healing, and looking into all sorts of options right now.

So, here’s “Making Peace with January”.  “Making Peace with February”  is in the planning.

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So belated Happy Groundhog’s Day, Imbolc, Candlemas….or whatever you celebrate.  I like February, it means the beginning of baseball spring training, which to me is the sign that spring really is right around the corner!

December’s Over…so is 2014

A good way to start the New Year is to finish what you start, and no, I don’t mean the bottle of vodka.  I finished “Making Peace with December”, this morning.   Here ’tis.

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So, one more month of the dreaded winter, gone.   Happy New Year, everyone.  May your 2015 be awesome, fabulous, fantastic…and any other superlative you can think of.

On the subject of New Year’s Eve, I made virgin pina coladas for my Special One and myself.  Somehow, we managed to act as silly as if I put 100 proof rum in them.  But when I woke up………….No Hangover!  Maybe I should sell the recipe, I bet I’d make a fortune.

But back to the subject of healing themes and making peace with wintertime.  Now it’s January, so it follows, that the next drawing should be “Making Peace with January”.

I did do a January piece a couple of years ago.  It’s called January 2nd, because it was my second try at creating it, the first being consigned to the circular file of unsuccessful projects.  Also, January 2 sounds as if it’s a significant date…..the holidays are over and back to regular life.

In case you haven’t seen it:

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Oh, and by the way, you can always see my complete body of work at roxannebaldwin.com

It’s January again…..

Okay, almost February.  Anyway, there’s snow on the ground….and it’s cold.

Some of you may remember, I did a picture called “January”.  I got too carried away with design, and ended up with this monstrosity:

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It’s always good to remember our failures……(or so I’m told).

However, the theme of a person walking a dog in the snow never escaped my imagination.  So once again, here’s a sketch.  Hopefully, it’s the beginning of a much more successful “January”.

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