Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Lately we have had a great deal of fog which produces this beautiful frost on all the trees and bushes. When the sun comes out, and the fog clears, the beauty against the amazing blue Alberta skies is just stunning. Shadows take on a beautiful blue tone, and the snow literally sparkles with little diamonds of refracted light. I think I know where the term "winter wonderland" came from - someone who lived with this kind of weather must have coined the term.

Here it is - February already - and I am trying to catch my breath and find a routine in the studio again! Suddenly there are so many opportunities for things which are not art-related that I have begun to (out of necessity) say the most difficult word ever - "no". At least it USED to be the most difficult word... I now try to filter events and opportunities through the lens of whether it fits my goals. So that brings me to the place where I MUST take the time to actually define what I am going to set out to accomplish this year. Then I will find that tiny word "no" much more quickly!

So - I'll let you know how I do in getting those goals down and in taking control of my time in a much more intentional way.


teresa stieben said...

This posting came through, glad you were able to fix it. hugs Teresa

Joanne said...

WAHOO!!!! Thanks again my friend for letting me know! Have a great week! BIG hugs back to you, :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a breathtaking winter wonderland scene.


Joanne said...

Thanks, Paz! As you can see, we have LOTS of snow while you get the icing sugar dusting.... guess there are pros and cons to both! Have a good week.