braving the cold

I rarely venture outside during the winter (unless its to run errands and I make sure my car is nice and warm before I get into it, lol), but the other morning I was suddenly possessed to take the dogs on a walk in the backfield. Maybe I just wanted to take some pictures as I've missed going outside and taking my photos. Anyway, it was  a really nice walk and the pups had a grand time.

other than that i've just been doing a lot of painting and also prepping for my online workshop (with my friend, Jane)  that starts Feb. 14th. I kind of got a little burned out on making jewelry, so taking a break for a bit to paint. (I kind of feel like EVERYONE is making jewelry now and its a very saturated market). 

some things I've been painting: