With Winter skies coming and the spindly arms of trees exposed, we find ourselves coming into ourselves and into our studios more often, hibernating with our thoughts. These cold days bring with them an invitation to say yes to long evenings of creating for that is exactly what Winter is for. Our grandmothers and theirs spent these times mending, sewing, knitting, cooking, creating the things that brought them and their families joy and pleasure. Burning a candle to guide them through the moments they looked forward to. And so I am making the shift in my spirit and my mind to come into my thoughts a bit more thinking on how I would like to set my intention for this Winter. What is it I hope to accomplish in my studio and in my moments by the candle? What do I need to allow so that this is a season of nourishing my roots in their slumber. How can I best nurture myself creatively for an equally beautiful Spring? I encourage you to honor this time of year with slowing down and taking stock of where you are and where you see yourself going and then set out to do just that. Another year will pass and you will see growth. You will see joy. You will understand yourself and your world with greater depth and compassion. Cheers to Winter.