Last week my friend Ed called me and invited me for a snow shoe trip. Looking outside today, it seems crazy that that was a possibility as it has been 50 degrees the past two days and we are missing all of the snow that we got over the weekend. However, last week there was just enough snow to go snow shoe in so I worked up quick Occupy the Woods sign and grabbed a trusty squirrel companion to head to the woods.
I love working outside with my artwork. The work is almost never left where I plant it, because my father the forest ranger had the take in take out policy pretty much drilled into my head by the time I was 4. That said, even if these artworks only exist as photographs and stories, I still enjoy them a great bit. Notice too, my friend Ed doing his best Jaque Cousteau.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have been slowly putting together this thesis. So slowly, but I am starting to see it materialize already. But then when you are spending 10 hour plus workdays in studio, one would hope that you would see some results. I am not down on it though. I still really like the project and it seems to be gaining some more interest as I move from sketches to physical work.
On another note entirely, I received a photo from a friend of mine today. She has the badger that I carved in her garden and it would appear that New Jersey has actually maintained its snow cover better than Maine.