Wild Ozark Musings | January Problem

This submit is similar because the publication electronic mail that simply went out to subscribers. A very long time in the past, perhaps just a few years, I’d despatched out a ballot asking if subscribers have been additionally subscribers to my web site. Many of the responses have been no, so which means posting the publication right here shouldn’t be an excessive amount of repetition for them. If I get quite a lot of complaints, I’ll know the bulk has modified!

I don’t at all times submit the newsletters right here on the weblog. In the event you’re not a subscriber however wish to accomplish that, right here’s the web page for that: Wild Ozark Musings.

Unstoppable 2022

2022 is already Unstoppable.

My focus phrase of the yr is ‘unstoppable’. Granted, there might be quite a lot of unfavourable methods to see that phrase, however my focus is on the great issues being unstoppable. Already I can see it taking place. This yr I already really feel extra organized in my intentions. This morning I’ve the file field out, setting it up for 2022 Wild Ozark record-keeping. That’ll make all the things a lot nicer in January 2023. I’m reaping the advantages now of getting accomplished comparable proactive planning final yr.

It’s Chilly

It was snowing, however that has slacked off. This morning after I wakened, it was 13F and possibly a 0 wind chill. I went out final night time round 11pm to place a late stack of hay out for the horses. I simply put a complete bale, as a result of it was already getting fairly chilly and windy then. I used to be glad to have proactively put a towel to cowl the ATV ignition swap as a result of in any other case it will have been frozen in a glaze of ice together with all the things else. It was a slippery on the seat journey to the shed and gate. My pants have been double layered, ha, so my physique heat didn’t soften the ice off the seat.

This climate is ideal for getting began on a giant activity I don’t significantly get pleasure from. Taxes. Nevertheless, I’m really in a position to not dislike it as a lot as I used to since I’ve gotten extra organized at record-keeping.

Proper now my ft have gotten frozen blocks beneath my desk, although. Whereas the wall heater is doing nice holding the room itself heat, lol, not a lot with the ground. Something that will get condensation beneath it freezes to the ground, too… So I’m writing this text briefly sprints so I don’t sit on the desk for too lengthy. I could go get the little electrical heater to place beneath there, although, so I can simply get this completed.


You all know I forage for rocks, and in case you’ve adopted me lengthy you’ll know I choose up a number of issues to carry dwelling, like leaves and moss and different attention-grabbing botanical or mineral finds. Properly, generally I additionally must forage for pictures. I need to paint a bear subsequent, however all of our bear pics are from the sport digital camera. They’re nice for seeing stance and physique form, however not so good for seeing any type of element or shade nuances.

So I scouted across the feeds of some photographers I discovered, reached out to some buddies I do know which may have one. I received’t simply seize a picture off of the web and paint from that. Although my work by no means actually seem like the {photograph} anyway, it’s simply not the correct factor to do for a piece I intend to attempt to present or promote. I’ll supply a commerce or fee to get permission to make use of it or preserve trying till I discover somebody who needs to license the utilization at an inexpensive value association. Most individuals have been very keen to debate it with me. Just one thought I used to be some type of scammer or one thing as a result of I’d come out of the blue to ask. That one made me have a fairly good chortle on the irony of it, and I moved on. However anyway, with the bear, I’ve discovered a fantastic picture and a photographer keen to deal. So we’re within the negotiating of the settlement section. I ought to have the ability to start portray subsequent week. Or strike out searching for a brand new picture reference.

Properly, this text subject is getting a bit rambly, so I’d higher wrap it up.

Print Winner

Lynda Swink, you’re the winner of the final draw of the hat to shut out the checklist I’d in-built 2021. Do you continue to desire a kestrel? Reply to this electronic mail and ship me your mailing deal with and I’ll get that out to you subsequent week!

Enter Subsequent Month’s Drawing

I’m beginning over with the checklist, identical situations as earlier years. Each month you’ll be able to enter and add your title to the checklist, so it will increase your odds. Each January, I clear the checklist and begin over.

I wish to use this house to recollect one other fallen Wild Ozarkian. Diana Ross was the editor for the Ozarks Mountaineer for some time. She instructed me about By Golly, an artist she knew within the 70’s who used native pigments for portray indicators in Eureka Springs. I’m going to overlook seeing her replies to those newsletters in my inbox.

New Paintings

The most recent real-life portray. Right here’s the completed Weesatche Home. I’m actually proud of how this one turned out. It’s an image of a spot in Weesatche, TX that my husband used to like visiting when he was a child. 
My newest NFT paintings relies on one in every of my Twisted Timber. Click on the picture to see it at Async.artwork. The unique real-life work can also be obtainable.

That’s it for this month! I hope all of you’ve gotten a wholesome, affluent, and fantastic 2022. I’ll write extra usually, if I can handle to recollect to do it. In the event you’re on my particular checklist for authentic works, I’ll be sending out a catalog of what’s obtainable quickly. In the event you’d wish to have that in print format, please reply to this one and ship me your mailing deal with.

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