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Art Quote of the Day

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Does anyone else have this “issue” ?  I have the most beautiful studio…… we built an addition onto our house a few years ago.  Tall windows – 8 ft. with small panes that look out on my beautiful garden. Lots of room…. of course with great light. BUT…… with this EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER we’re having it’s VERY,VERY,VERY cold in there. The room is off the kitchen, heated only from the heat that fills the rest of our little house but the room has no heat source of its own. Needless to say , I’m not very motivated to go into that room and paint. It’s not that I’m not feeling creative ….. I’m restless with ideas and desire to get to work but , really, THE COLD!!!!  I have been able to work for a couple hours before getting sooooooooooo chilled that I had to stop but that was when the temperature was at least above freezing. With this EXTREME cold, -50 degrees wind chill  factor , well, I’m discouraged.

I will dress as if I were going outside …. a few layers , boots, maybe even a hat…. see how long I can stand it. I can bring some acrylics into my living room and work at the coffee table I suppose but I have big oil paintings in progress in the studio that I really want to work on.

I should have begun teaching classes today but cancelled because of the horrible cold…. so I have one extra day  of “vacation” to ‘enjoy’. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….. what shall I do ? what shall I do?  Chant and meditate on the fact that

I HATE WINTER…… OHMMMMMMM……..

Thanks by the way  for everyone’s well – wishes about my lost sketchbook. UPDATE! It  hasn’t been found or turned in …. it’s just gone….. in the wind…. in someone else’s possession (, ENJOY! ),  in a landfill somewhere ( that’s what hurts the most) , and I’ve pretty much just resigned myself to it’s loss. Que sera – sera !

STAY WARM EVERYBODY !

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Author: jfasse

I AM AN ARTISTAND A PROFESSOR OF ART AT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE IN MADISON WI.I RECEIVED MY MFA FROM THE UNIV. OF WI IN 1994 AND HAVE BEEN TEACHING EVER SINCE. I CONDUCT CLASSES IN MY HOME; FIGURE DRAWING, ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOPS AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND ON THIS ACTIVITY AND THAT IS WHY I'M STARTING A BLOG.....TO GET INFO OUT THERE AND CONNECT WITH POSSIBLE ON LINE CLASS STUDENTS AND FOLLOWERS

5 thoughts on “Art Quote of the Day

  1. Glad you cancelled classes today for you and your students. Very smart!! 🙂

    • HEY , thanks for assuaging some of my guilt about cancelling class. I can’t cancel again tomorrow and it’s going to be just as cold almost….. so why cancel today? but I did. I mean, when Marcus , the model , called me yesterday afternoon to say he wouldn’t make it today I figured , OK , I’m cancelling .THAT guy will do anything to get to a class after all , so if he isn’t coming….. and , what’s a figure drawing class without a figure? Soooooooooo , you should see me…. I dressed to go out to the sunroom to paint…. I have a stocking cap on, a thick wool sweater of one pattern and flannel pj’s of another pattern , my boots and red and white striped gloves . totes adorbs!!! and , I gotta say , I’m staying pretty darn warm… and am doing some painting that I actually like!! go figure ! hope to see you soon, Jane

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  2. Dang. I just donated a small space heater. Wish I would have saved it for you!

  3. I was going to suggest a space heater, but make sure it is very very safe. I have frost forming on two spots on the opening of my front door. I, too, hate winter.

    • hi Marsha, yeah ,we have a space heater but I don’t love the idea of having one on around paint fumes…. actually I dressed up well enough that I was actually too warm with the hot flashes coming around every now and then….so….. see you in a couple weeks and i will try to remember to bring you those snazzy boots! Happy New Year!

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