It. is. cold.
It is currently 5°F/-15°C and with the windchill it is -7°F/-22°C.
Since I work from home, cold weather isn't normally too big of a deal. I just don't go outside. Nancy works part time, though. I was outside this morning before it warmed up to 5° trying to coax our truck into starting then removing several inches of snow from last night.
At least there's no humidity to cut right into my soul will the death of winter.
I have a few updates from the past several weeks. First of all, I'd like to announce the official launch of lyndaabromeit.com. Lynda is a fellow artist at CoCoA, and we've been working on her site for a few weeks now. I designed and built it, as well as shooting photos of all the artwork -- something that was WAY more challenging than one might imagine. In the end, I am very happy with how the site came out. I hope to work with more Fort Collins area artists in the coming year.
I have also been staying very busy with work from Studio North. They have been making use of my services for programming and animation. It's been a real blessing given the time of year and a few rough months. Thanks SN!
Several weeks ago Nancy and I flew to Milwaukee for the annual Studio North holiday party. Before folks who live there feel bad that we didn't say hi, it was a very fast trip and we knew we would not be able to visit much, although we were able to catch a few friends while we were there. The holiday party has been a highlight of the year for the past several years for Nancy and I. When Doug (shown here dressed as Ozzie for the party) told me I was invited I was so happy that I could have kissed him. Fortunately, Doug let me know by email and lives 1000 miles away, so we managed to avoid any embarassing apologies.
Nancy and I had a great time. We both felt like regular jet-setters being able to fly out and back for the weekend. It was great to be able to see friends from the Studio -- many of whom I continue to work with on a regular basis -- in person. Thanks to SN for inviting us and for throwing another outstanding party, and thanks to Nancy's folks for watching Emma and Corben so we could go for the weekend.
The only other major thing in my life that has been changing is CoCoA -- the artist cooperative I belong to. The director, Rachel was needing to make some changes in her life and consequently CoCoA was facing an uncertain future. As a result, many folks have come forward to make sure that CoCoA stays put. In the process, it looks like I may end up on the Board of Directors, at least for a while. I'm a little uneasy about some of the prospects of this, but definitely want to help and ensure that CoCoA does well.
That's about it for now. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and that you are touched by God's love for you this season.