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Friday, December 17, 2021

Nine Days 'til Christmas

"Wind Chill," 5 x 7 watercolor card

wind did more than "come sweeping down the plains" this past week. 

We escaped the hurricane force winds causing havoc elsewhere in America, but we knew this was not your normal December weather. The steady southern wind pushed temperatures to record highs. 

 It won't be a typical Christmas this year, but this painting tries to capture the actual and personal isolation of a frigid Norther on the Great Plains, when we all need warmth. 

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