I have begun my annual painting hibernation season.
It is a seasonal tradition for me.
As much as I say the cold is no longer my friend,
I feel I am lying.
I produce more work in the dark winter months.
I turn down parties and dinner dates, so I can stay in my studio and paint
in the dark night hours.
This December is strangely mild, yet I carry on my hibernation
I have to remind myself who my friends really are.