This is a first blog post on a new website. All of my inventory is new. I have new business cards and a new "studio space". The latter is due to my husband and I moving into our new home. In truth, the house has been several years in the making and is still unfinished. However, looking south now toward our old rental on an opposing hillside is much more calming than looking north toward this one... outhouse, I mean.
Spring is ALWAYS AMAZING. I have never been without the changing of seasons. Back in Maine, however, you get more time with the transitions. Here in Fairbanks we have a very dominant winter with somewhat equal spring summer and fall. This first winter at the new house was as comfortable as we could have had. We were warm, our electricity stayed on and we were able to get in and out of the driveway/road with some extra elbow grease.
Our first spring is before us. We have some idea of what to expect, having prepared ourselves with a well packed trail through the woods to a dry parking area, and buying a four-wheeler for getting groceries and water back and forth from the cars. Everything else is unknown. What animals will we see? Where will the woodshed on the hill wind up? How long will we be commuting via ATV? It's exciting because WE ARE READY!
I am planning my summer schedule. Hopefully it will contain new hikes, floats, festivals and vendors for my artwork. Daydreaming about summer happenings gets most of us Fairbanksans through the depths of winter. What gets me through the long melt this time of year are the little green babies in my window sill. Cilantro, peppers, thyme and violas are happening now.
While I cannot wait for the brown and then the green, for now I will go for a ski on what's left of the white and yellow.