|Missed Appointment by Lily Silver, 2005|
|My car, buried in snow after my honey finished snow-blowing today|
|A cemetery statue in winter, Lily Silver, 2007|
Winter is here, delayed, but here to stay. And long, cold winters bring depression in some folks. Trapped inside all day, Cabin Fever can set in by mid February. The darker days also contribute for those who suffer SAD or Sunlight Affected Disorder.
How do we fight winter's dark, depressing days and long dark nights?
|Pastel Drawing using bright colors, Lily Silver 2015|
With Art, of course. We create. Yes . . . Create Art, and you'll lose yourself in your project and not notice the gloom outside. You'll focus on your project, be it a drawing, a painting, or a mixed media collage. Photography is a good therapy, too. I love to go out after a snow storm and capture rare moments of glistening snow on trees and ice drips, before the sun melts away that stunning coating.
|Girls are More Fun collage, a work in progress, Lily Silver, 2015|
When I step into my Art Studio, the world fades. I spend hours in there, often into the wee hours of the morning, because I lose track of time while I'm there.
|I typically have several collages going at the same time. 2015 studio view|