The Winter of My Content

Hey all! I have been taking a serious break from the blogosphere, from both reading my favorite blogs and writing my own posts. Instead I have spent my time pursuing three things which I hoped would stave off my annual winter depression: learning the fiddle, writing every day, and exercising!

And it has worked!!

So I'm happy, healthy, growing my brain in new ways, and ready for a comeback :-)

So here are some photos of my winter so far. Even though the only three readers I probably have left have already seen them all on Facebook.

I've hung out with the fam, romped in the snow, read plenty of good books, and watched in awe as Graham taught himself how to braid, then french braid, then do a herringbone braid in a matter of weeks.

I've spent a lot of time at Mycie's preschool, and captured this awesome moment:

Here she is, conjuring her inner sorceress, in a cape I thrifted for her when she was a wee babe:

These shots are from the Nevada City Winter Bizarre, housed in the historic (and gigantic) Miner's Foundry building:

Check out my rack:

Kim of A Boy Named Coy scored a gorgeous Gunne Sax dress from me, and looked strikingly beautiful in it.

We lucked out getting the spot right next to this lattice, and utilized it to its fullest display potential:

Mycie's darling dress was a gift from Heather of Moonshine Junkyard, who was also vending!

Amanda wore a poncho I bought at Crimson & Clover and gifted her (I have the same one and she always loved it):

Christmas reading:

Christmas dress:

Christmas pose:

My boyfren Zeraphin:

My dear friend Christy (holding sweet little Noah in black and white plaid) hosted a Xmas Eve party for which she bought and cooked a spectacular meal for 30 people and then forced all of us to go caroling (which all us grown-ups enjoyed way more than we had anticipated, and which Mycie absolutely loved). Much fun with good friends!

On New Year's Day Joe and Wendy of In The Kitchen hosted a traditional Southern brunch. Also yum. Also free. Also much fun with good friends.

Also, Spencer wore this jacket, which my lovely friend and model Suuzi (his wife) bought for him off eBay.

I hope you all are feeling as bright and sunny as I am right now, despite the cold and grey, and are pursuing your creative passions with snow tinged zeal and frosty enthusiasm!