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Black Birch Cross

Michaela Harlow, Black Birch Cross, 2015, Oil, Graphite and Pencil on Wood Panel Black Birch Cross, 2015, Oil, Graphite and Pencil on 12″ x 12″ Wood Panel

Yesterday’s snow storm turned into more of an ice event: beautiful and treacherous. I awoke to find trees and shrubs covered with some of the most incredible hoarfrost —long, spiky and thorn-like— that I’ve ever seen. Early outdoor explorations proved somewhat daunting, though. I spent more time on the ground than standing up and driving into town to run errands was out of the question.

I put my camera away and spent the day working on a small piece inspired by a recent hike along a nearby ridge line. Later, after more gritty precipitation made walking possible, I went back out to explore before nightfall.

Black Birch Cross in Progress Work in progress

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October Thicket

IMG_9303.JPG October Thicket, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Cold Press, Deckle-Edge Paper, 20″ x 16″

O R I G I N A L   S O L D     –    A R C H I V A L   P R I N T S     A V A I L A B L E

A misty, foggy, rainy morning gave way to a blustery afternoon in what I can only describe as a full-spectrum weather event. The only thing missing was snow and I, for one, am happy for that.

After a week-and-a-half of busy work and worrywarting, I was more than ready to settle back into my studio rhythm. I found my muse in the foggy forest bramble while out walking today. It’s good to be back.

IMG_9304.JPG In the studio, after finding inspiration on my walk

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