In the middle of January, my mom and I were both feeling a bit tired of winter. We decided to do a shared project about Bleak Midwinter and make it as depressing as we could, just revel in the bleakness! So I wrote, she painted and here are our results. Somehow a little sneaky hopeful light seeped in to both of them though. You just never know what will happen when you start to explore an image. So feel free to share your Bleak Midwinter project in your own creative spirit of dance, photography, music, sculpture or any other path your muse may lead you down!
Dismal grey sky, so ugly
Dirty snow, full of germs
Smell of someone’s fireplace, I don’t have one
Dogs pulling me on the icy sidewalk, undoubtedly fall
Black crows, poop all over
Lost mitten, frostbit fingers
Behind stupid salt truck, late for work
Kids sledding, probably get a concussion
Sun comes out, feels kind of nice
Hot cup of coffee, tastes pretty good
Lit Christmas tree, I suppose it’s festive
Soft blanket, I guess it’s cozy
Lit candles, a bit relaxing
A little-less-dreary Midwinter?