Winter is not always meant for hibernation!
I spent a little time feeding the birds at a local park over the weekend in order to gain some first-hand photo reference for a few illustrations and studies I am working on.
What fun it is to spend time in nature even when it's super cold outside! When I am outdoors, I feel intellectually and spiritually alive and my curiosity for everything feels renewed again.
I need to get better at recognizing when I need to do this and get away from the usual distractions sooner- it can only make my work more authentic and provide more satisfaction with the entire process! Here's hoping we ALL remember to stay in touch with what renews us! - A
A. E. West
Fine Artist with interests in Conservation, History and Nature paints subjects from coastal Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.