A few highlights from lately:

Over this winter break I have actually enjoyed cooking. We got cuts of salmon and trout that we prepared at Christmas with wild rice in roasted delicata squash (from our garden) and fresh brussels sprouts. The salmon we baked with orange and honey and the next day the trout I simply pan seared lightly breaded and sprinkled with a little lemon. Gosh, it was so good. We never buy fish, so it was such a treat. I thought I was eating little morsels from heaven. And of course I have made cookies, homemade bread rolls, and cinnamon rolls, as you know.

The temperatures have been rather mild so we have been taking lots of walks. And I have discovered how much I enjoy finding things when out and about (which makes me miss living by forests and the ocean.) On Christmas I pocketed two holey rocks found by the river and recently I brought back a great piece of lightning burnt wood from the wetlands. I took a picture of it on film, and am about to send that roll off for processing.

New Year's Eve day was sunny and mild, which perhaps inspired a little fit of organization. I completely cleaned out the medicine cabinet and bathroom cabinet, then tackled the silverware drawer in the kitchen along with a few other drawers. It felt good to get those things done before the new year.

And with the new year comes new studio projects. Yesterday I freshened up the watercolor palette and began a new series. Plus I finished up the first letterpress card of the year, a small run I made as thank you notes for the preschoolers. And above you can see part of a new inspiration/idea wall for winter.

On January 9th Stephanie Levy begins a new Creative Courage e-course and I am happy to be among such a great line up of guests. You still have time to enroll!

Happy New Year!