Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter 2010

Since winter is my favorite season, despite the rough beginning, I had to get in one last post this year to welcome it.
To welcome winter:

1.Vivaldi, The four seasons, Winter
2. Cosy up to the fire.
3. Read some winter poetry.

I chose this one for those who may not be so keen on winter:


I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember:
"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
-Oliver Herford

Lastly I had some very exciting news this week. The New Brunswick Arts Board awarded me a creation grant for a new body of work. This was the fourth time I applied and I'm so excited, thrilled, ecstatic. I've already been over to ArtShack for some new supplies and have been experimenting with a stylus instead of a paintbrush. Yipee!


Liberty said...

congratulations on that creation grant!!!!! I am so happy for you :-) I've got a big grin on my face!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on the grant, Shayla... tremendously exciting! So thrilled for you--hooray! :o) It has been very wintry here for weeks--snow, bitter cold, you name it... LOL! It's been so much so that I've not been out & about with my camera as much as usual, preferring semi-hibernation just now. ;o) Loved this winter goodness post. And thank you for the inspiration all year. Wishing you all the happiest holiday season & all the very best in 2011! ((HUGS))

Jeane said...

love and peace to you and yours Shayla xxo

MiKa Art said...

Wow, congratulations on the grant!! What a great news before Christmas!

Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful poem. I don't like the cold weather - so it is really, really nice to read such a sweet poem :)

Very merry Christmas to you and your family!! xoxo

Deborah Carr said...

Woo-Hoo on the grant, Shayla! Congratulations! You are so deserving. I can't wait to see what emerges from that creative genius mind of yours!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Yeah!!! I am so pleased for you Shayla!

Congratulations.. What a thrill! A Happy New Year indeed!!

picciolo said...

Hope you had a wonderful christmas and new year - and congratulations on getting that grant!
: )