Day 5 Winter Fun

So it really looks like winter around here.  Every day the snow continues to pile up.  The snowblower has run out of gas more than once.  The HIGH tomorrow is supposed to be 13 degrees below zero (-25 C).  The question is:  Are we having FUN yet?  I am with this painting challenge!

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Let it Snow

It’s supposed to snow a bit here tomorrow.  It’s certainly cold enough!  We had a 40 degree  temperature drop in just the last few days.  We can’t stop winter from coming, so might as well enjoy it.  Plus, my outdoor Christmas lights look that much better with a few inches of snow.

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4″ x 4″ watercolor on board   In my Etsy shop.

Winter Fun?

I must admit, I don’t look forward to cold, snow and ice.  Winter in Chicago is NOT my favorite season.  And even though it’s over a month away on the calendar,  it has been rearing it’s ugly head this week.  Burrrr!  This little painting helps me grin and bear it.  I can  fool myself into thinking winter is cute and fun!

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Home for the Holidays

I came home from Las Vegas and was greeted by 30 degree weather and snow on the ground !  I wasn’t expecting that.  if it was December, I might have welcomed it.  I better get used to it.  Time to break out the gloves and scarves.  This little painting illustrates how nice it is to be home–no matter the weather.

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Frosty and Friends

Winter is coming!  Yikes!  We had our first real freeze last night and today’s high will only be in the 40’s.  After over 35 years in the Chicago area, (I’m originally from hot, dry Las Vegas), you would think I would be used to the cold, but I’m not.  I just grin and bear it.  The good news is that on cold days I can flip a switch and have an instant gas fire in my sitting/sewing room.  I LOVE my fireplace.  I’m even guilty of opening a window on cooler days so the room will get cold enough to turn my fireplace on.  Is that crazy or what?  

Here’s my latest snowman painting.  And coming from me, of course he is sporting a patchwork coat!  Image

What do you like about winter?

Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland

After almost a year without any significant snowfall in the Chicago area, today we were treated to some beautiful snowfall. This is the view out my front door. As much as I hate shoveling snow, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beautiful scene out of every window. I stayed warm and toasty inside and gazed out at my “winter wonderland”.