It's Christmas eve morning and I sit with my laptop by the front window watching the snow fall. As an artist each season brings change to my studio. In winter I want to paint warm intimate images that celebrate home and family. Being inside the studio where it's cozy while outside it's dark and cold reminds me of what a hibernating creature must feel. There are two more months of this to come so it will be important to choose subjects for painting that are beautiful and captivating like the amaryllis. Something to keep me occupied until the the crocus make their appearance in the spring.