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NYC and the northeastern part of the US is preparing for Snowmageddon 2015 (a/k/a snowpocalypse).   Yesterday we were getting 20 – 30 inches of snow, today the forecast is 18-24 inches.  I just went to the store to get some olives, because really, what else does one need whilst snowed in.  Luckily there was no rush on olives.  I don’t know why.

I’ve been figure drawing with K.   We were going to go again tonight but decided that if it’s really snowmageddon, we didn’t want to be trapped in a tiny room listening to the subway rumble until they shut it down and we couldn’t get home.

When we went on Friday the model was Mark and he was very good.  Lean, but not too skinny.   I’m realizing that I don’t like the really skinny models. There’s nothing to draw.  I might as well draw the skeleton that’s in the room with us. K of course is amazing.  So amazing that the model came up and asked if he could photograph K’s drawings at the end of the session.  Lucky for me, I can also learn from K so it’s all good.

Now, why is there no weather on the weather channel?   I wanted to see what was coming and there was show called “Fat Guys in the Woods”.  My brother who does not read my blog loves that show.  Some guy named Creek (I’m already frightened) teaches fat guys how to survive.  Don’t they know that “outside begins with ‘ow'”???  I hope snowmageddon doesn’t require us to become survivalists.  I’d go down in the first wave!  I guess the take away from all of this is, fat guys are more interesting to draw, but don’t expect them to save you during the apocalypse!

Another year has passed.  To welcome 2011 I made my resolutions.  Lose weight.  Exercise more.  Watch TV less. Stop procrastinating.

So, as I write this, I’m eating left over lasagna & cheesecake and watching TV. Way to go, Carol!

As many of you may know, 2010 ended with a bang for us New Yorkers.  The Boxing Day Blizzard. (Which is odd, because we don’t have boxing day in the U.S.)  Snowmageddon.  The Blizzacolypse.  Whatever you called it, it was bad…and made worse by our mayor severely dropping the ball on salting and plowing.  Except of course for Times Square.  Times Square was pristine. Looked like the Sahara it was so dry.  Can’t let a little snow get in the way of tourist and entertainment dollars.

Why do people go to Times Square for New Year’s Eve?  You have to arrive 8-10 hours early to get anywhere near where the ball drops.  You’re penned in and can’t leave.  If you leave you are not allowed back in.  And the thing I’m most fixated on…how does one go to the bathroom? Are they all wearing those astronaut diapers?

Here’s a picture of a New Yorker waiting for a train.  (Some train lines stopped running for more than 2 days! Buses were stranded in the snow for a day or more. Unheard of!)

A snow covered car.  

And an inventive New Yorker on the 3 train who clearly did not own snowboots.

I have taken the opportunity of having today off to work on my sketchbook.  Of course, the due date is January 15th and I’m nowhere near done.  Perhaps I will sketch the word PROCRASTINATION and then leave the rest of the pages blank.

Here are two pages I worked on recently, a sketch of a scarf I made and a drawing of Machu Picchu:

I better stop procrastinating and get to work.  I have lots more pages to fill and very little time left.   Lucky for me there’s still lasagna and cheesecake still in the fridge!

Happy New Year to you all!

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