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Field Notes from Early March

Michaela Harlow, Early March Traverse, Graphite and Soft Pastel on Paper, 15 x 12Early March Traverse, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on 15″ x 12″ Handmade Paper 

Having a really, really, long, steep driveway has many disadvantages in winter. The weather that inspires so much of my work —rain, ice, freeze/thaw, swirling flurries— is the complete enemy of traction. I’ve sanded my driveway more times than I care to count (gathering 8-12 buckets from the town yard and sprinkling by hand as I back up). However, there are distinct advantages. When I’m unable to drive to the top of my hill, I am forced to hike up and down or groom the road; good for my health and excellent for natural observation.

A couple of favorite drawings from the week.

Michaela Harlow, The Light of Spring, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on Paper 15 x 12The Light of Spring, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on 15″ x 12″ Handmade Paper 

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