304C Locust St.

My little posting break was thanks to a dead laptop.  I needed a new computer, and my drawing tablet is getting a little ornery in its old age, so I decided to go for a convertible tablet PC, which allows me to draw with the stylus right on the screen.  Anyway, this is my first drawing using the new setup.  It may or may not be finished.

It’s pretty exciting not to be tied to a desk anymore.  I’m sure I’ll end up drawing en plein air on mountaintops and beaches, but so far I’ve only made it to my couch.  I would say that watching Lost reruns would be an acceptable compromise, but I’m still angry about the finale.

an unforeseen benefit of having an attic bedroom


Snow day!  It hasn’t snowed here yet, but there are rumours floating around about snow nearby.  We got a couple of pretty good snows last year, but it’s been years since I’ve lived somewhere with really satisfying winters.  My husband’s newfangled snowshoes haven’t even been out to play since Kalamazoo (um… three cities and four years ago).  I can’t look at old school snowshoes like these ones without thinking about my old friend Tammy, who, while snowshoeing with our grade 4/5 class at a nearby nature centre, managed to break her thumb.  How the?  Snowshoeing accident… really?  Her cast was pretty sweet, though, and I was a little bit jealous of it.  I wonder if Tammy ever thinks about that fateful day in Eden Mills.  Facebook, here I come…