Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hoping For Snow

A big snow storm is supposed to flirt with us tomorrow, and I'm excited! Even though they keep adjusting the snowfall amounts down, I keep hoping it'll shift its track just enough to dump on us. I'm supposed to live in a super snowy place, and for the past three years the south has gotten more snow than I have here in Vermont.

Today, I'm taking a little break from business-business in my studio. I've been working on my Queen of Hearts, but I haven't been able to get back into it since Friday. Still, I finished her hair and crowned her:

She has strong iridescent highlights on her hair and eyes, so when the light is directly on her she becomes very scary looking.

Over the weekend I went running outside and got some fabulous shots of the ice and a short video of the water running behind it at the dam:

Those are frozen water streams from the dam. Isn't that wild?

Icicle steps, how cool is that?

Shot of the icicle steps farther out, the video is of this area where the water was pounding through behind the ice.

But then yesterday I spent all day on the computer side of things and I feel like I lost my mojo. So, today I'm taking it off from the "have to" and working on just Valentine's Day stuff. I have one mouse and hart candies sketched out, but some folks have suggested I do other animals too. So, I'm working with a bunny or two, and I'm contemplating a giraffe. I have no idea why, as giraffes aren't exactly your standard Valentine's fare, but we'll see what happens. I'm taking a workation kind of painting day!

So, here's hoping for snow and cute paintings!


~Rasz~ said...

I can relate to the snow. Up here in Northern California the whole state practically gets their water from the winter snowpack in the Sierra Mountains. We are officially in a "drought", a word we don't normally hear until the end of summer. This week may bring rain and snow our way. If we get enough I will try to send some your way :)

Your Queen of Hearts is AWESOME!!!! Wow, great job!

Magic Love Crow said...

Did you get your snow??? We are getting pounded! I have already shoveled the driveway 3 times! Your painting is breath taking! I know I say that alot, but it truly is!!! Your pictures are amazing!!! How cool! And, that video is fantastic! Thanks for taking it ;o) Can't wait to see your giraffes ;o) Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Kyra, your art is truly magical! I was just taking a look at it ;o)

Kyra Wilson said...

We're at less than half our normal snowfall too, so I can sympathize! Although in CA the fire threat is always a bit scary (my parents are from San Diego!)

Kyra Wilson said...

We got about 4 inches, so that's something! I love snow!

Kyra Wilson said...

Thank you! :)

Carmen said...

We've had no snow yet here in my part of the UK. But the rain! And the wind! Oh how I am ready for Spring! But we've had it nowhere near as bad as some parts of the UK so I shouldn't grumble. I love your icicle shots! Gorgeous.

Your Queen is coming on beautifully too - I love that she has a scary look in certain light ;)