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01/10/2005: "Snow Sky"


Well, Iím working from home today and really do have *a lot* to do as the project needs to be in the mail either today or early in the morningÖno pressure!

I didnít do any painting this weekend as I spent both days finishing a website I designed for the Alaska Library Association. I launched it on Sat. morning and then spent the rest of Sat. and Sunday fixing things that didnít work right after the transfer.

http://akla.org

It is good to be finished with it though there are still some alignment tags I need to deal with.

On another note, once again I am dragging my heals in terms of canceling my show for April. It seems I always want to cancel but can never bring myself to do it. I keep thinking how much less stressful my life will be if I cancel, but the truth is, I probably wonít be as prolific if I donít have that deadline hanging over my head.

I discussed it with my friend Karen on Sat. morning; we went out for coffee before I started my big web site project. She agreed that taking a year off from exhibiting might be a good idea, although Iíll miss the extra income. I wish that I was more decisive.

Sat. night I took a break from the web project and my friend Maren came over for pizza. The power went out twice, the second time it was out for over an hourÖ(it goes out *all* the time over here) and my surge protector was still turned off from when I had unplugged everything for my trip home for the holidays. Thankfully nothing fried but it scared me pretty good. I just *have* to get around to backing everything up.

Itís snowing outside and really beautiful. I woke up early this morning and all I could see out my bedroom window was the sky and I remember thinking ďsnow skyĒ before falling back to sleep. There is just something about the sky when itís getting ready to snow, I can always tell. By the time my alarm sounded, everything was covered in white.

The temptation to curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate is strong, very strong...but I have to stay focused and resist snowy day temptations.


Replies: 2 Comments

on Tuesday, January 11th, Albertina said

hello, I search some people interesting in art...my blog is net-art site and I invite you to take part in this project, just answer the questions

on Tuesday, January 11th, Elise said

Hi Albertina,
I went to check out your site but I didn't really understand it. Sorry
:(