January’s Ending & February Begins….

Late January Greetings and Salutations,

Our weather has been cold, blustery, but passing very quickly which surprises me no end. I am usually struggling mightily by the end of January with seasonal blahs. Still my craving for some color and dirt filled garden/flower days does not wane. It feels almost like a physical ache. Anyone else? I know the days are getting longer as they pass-but I’ve never been known for my patience so…I’m ready for sunshine drenched days and color!

Solar landscape lights shining on the snow

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”

– Ruth Stout


I have also needed rest away from the canvas. Some winters my creativity warps into overdrive, it is not the case this winter. It is curious to me how my artistic side evolves from season and year. Some are prolific others are like a dormancy. I used to panic about this and think something was wrong. I have grown to realize there is a need for rest and it is normal. Sometimes they follow with an evolving in my work subjects or style. So as January turns into February and I continue to count the days until spring, I will see what shape my muse will take on as the season’s change and new year time march forward.

Valerie Dowdy Art.

ValerieDowdyArt-Time Lapse of Digital Painting 2022

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.


Until next time. Peace, Valerie