Friday, December 6, 2013

For now I am Winter

One of the beautiful things about Winter is the fiery skies.You can almost smell them smouldering as you breathe out what looks like accompanying smoke into the frosted air. You have to be quick to catch them as they pass so fast and all too soon darkness has descended.  I tried to time it perfectly this evening and went out, but came back in as I realised I had in fact a better view from the window. 
Over on my Facebook page I have been posting something up everyday. A face book advent calendar type thing. You may have seen these, if you haven't here's a sample..Sketches and photo's and such like. I will share here the sketches as the photo's you may have seen before? 
 
This last one 'The journey north' I hope to work on as a painting very soon.
I don't have an advent calendar, but my teenagers do. This year it is a chocolate one. We normally alternate the years with picture/chocolate. Which one do you have? ...
To celebrate the beginning of Winter I had an early birthday present yesterday and went to see Olafur Arnalds perform at St Georges in Bristol. He is coming to the end of his 'For now I am Winter' tour. It was just beautiful and perfect for my beginning of Winter. :) 
I think I will be rummaging in the cupboard to find the Christmas decorations this weekend..
I will leave you with the title track of Olafur Arnalds album.  Have a magical weekend. x

    

14 comments:

  1. These pictures are magical and moon-wise, I love them! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    2. Thanks Sarah, I'm glad that you like. :)

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  2. Karen, your art is beautiful! I enjoyed the music to this post, too!

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  3. I really enjoy your art which I've only discovered recently, with the ubiquitous fox and hare. I do love a good fox when I see one. So if I look over here at your blog, I'm always sure to see them.

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  4. Fabulous photos of the fiery skies, especially the last one with the dark branches in the foreground. The drawings are lovely too.
    Jane www.texturetrail/blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wonderful pictures x I love the evening colours. We have an abundance of advent calenders in our house - felt ones and picture ones. And the advent candles to burn each night and the decorations to add to our JesseTree for each day of advent.

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  6. Beautiful, magical sketches.. thank you for sharing them here x

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  7. Amazing skies, Karen!!! And I love how the falling snow animation brings them to life, beautiful.

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  8. I adore your advent animals, their beautiful elongated forms against the snowy landscapes are breathtaking.

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  9. I also love your blog christmas music!!! :) reaching for the mince pies as I type.

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  10. Dear Karen,

    This is so very beautiful.....You've made my day and can't think of a better way to start a new week! Anita xo

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  11. Thanks so much everyone for your kind words. They mean a lot. :) Winter skies are the best, I always love them so be prepared for more to come. ;) Now I just need the lovely frosty weather to go with them. x

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  12. Beautiful decorations, pictuers and drawings, magical.
    luv
    Maura

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