Happy New Years everyone!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I had a very nice one.
I made a ham for Christmas day. It was so yummy. My husband and I already ate all the leftovers. That pineapple on the tip of the ham was done by my husband. He put so many cloves on the poor pineapple. He's so funny.
I can't believe that it is already over and the new year is almost here. Well, have a wonderful week and a very Happy New Year.
Over this weekend I was really hoping that it was going to snow. The news had been talking about this storm all week, and it would be our first in the area.
Well, I am happy to say that it did snow (a lot for the area) and I was so happy. They are calling it the 'Blizzard of 2009' although I personally just think it's a snow fall. =) I guess it's the Buffalo in me.
I took some photo's of my dog 'Puppy' in her jacket and winter hat before we went outside to play in the snow. We took her to the park to run through the snow and she had so much fun. She was jumping like a rabbit through the snow hills.
Below are photo's that I took on Friday, just before the storm started of the view from my back window.
I then took more photo's on Saturday morning showing the snow from the same window.
On a side note, the backyard in the photo that is the farthest away and not showing any snow, is Madonna's new backyard. She's not living there yet because she is remodeling the whole house.
I am so excited and happy because this weekend I might actually get my wish and see some snow. =) We are supposed to get a snow storm so maybe it will feel like Christmas time. I need snow for Christmas or it just doesn't feel right.
I grew up in Buffalo, NY and we are known for our snow, so I really do enjoy it. The above photo is from one of the years in Buffalo. I currently live in NYC and we don't get that much snow here. Last year it snowed like twice and it was a slush mixture one of those times. I am getting excited and ready for the snow to come this weekend. I feel like a kid again. I want to go sledding and make snow men. I think I will take my dog to the park as an excuse for me to play in it.
It's really funny to me when NYC gets snow because they shut the whole city down for a couple of inches. I remember my first Christmas here in NYC. My husband, well he was still my boyfriend back then, and I made plans to go out to dinner. The news said that there was a storm coming but being from Buffalo, a storm doesn't stop us. The city was covered in a blanket of white snow and it was a lot. Enough that we had to shovel out our car the next morning.
We walked from our apartment to the strip with lots of restaurants. And to our surprise, everything was closed. It was so funny to us because nothing closes in Buffalo when it snows. But we were new to NYC and didn't understand that they don't get the snow like Buffalo did. It was fun though because we were the only ones walking in it and we had a good time.
Well, I am ready for some snow and hopefully tomorrow I will get my white wonderland.
Yesterday, I pulled out a painting that I started a few months back, and actually worked on it. This painting is going to one of my favorites, I just know it. I have been so busy with other projects that I haven't had time to work on it.
The painting is of a wind up doll in a victorian room and was inspired by my trip to a New Orleans plantation. I am using a range of blue and brown colors and can not wait to see the finished product.
I also have been researching places to have fine art prints made of my artwork. As of right now, I do all my prints in house which come out so lovely with a white border for easy framing. The only problem with this, is that it can get time consuming when I need a whole bunch. The in house printing is great for when someone buys a print because then I only need to print out 1. For large batches, this does not work (at least for me).
I started selling art on the street, well I did it once. I was only out for 2 hours because it was so frigid and so windy that I had to pack up a go home because I couldn't feel my toes. I plan on going out again, possibly this weekend depending on the weather, so I need prints.
Well, I am off to do more researching on best quality and best price. =)