Monday, December 18, 2006

Warm Honey
2006


We've had snow for about two months now. Every now and then I'll see something that I find strikingly beautiful about the winter...the way the sun sends the sky into brief spams of intense colour for the few moments before night hits full on, or the way the stars look so close, scattered by the millions across a charcoal black expanse.

But to be honest, most of the time it's just cold. Or slushy. And not just wet, slushy, but dirt slush. Everywhere.

Right now I dream of warm, long summer days, lying under a huge, leafy tree, the sun dappling my skin in soft kisses.

I conveniently forget the scorching blaze that hammers oppressively on the head, filling the house with pent up fire that emanates all through the sticky, sleepless night.

But enough of reality! This is a painting about bees, which I like. And honey, which I love. The absence of summer makes my heart grow fonder, and in my dreams it is perfect. Just like an ex-lover, summer is the one that got away.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

...but unlike ex-lovers, the summer shall return...
By the way, remind me to tell you about a wonderful invention called "airconditioning" that puts out the summer pent up fires before they fill your house and allows you to sleep through the nights when you have nothing better to do. :-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Aaron. I hope that the New Year fulfills all your dreams and aspirations.
Dani

Aaron Paquette said...

Thanks, Dani.

Do they make air conditioners for camping? That is, if you're not sleeping in the vehicle...

Anonymous said...

Well, I was responding to your mention of "scorching blaze that hammers oppressively on the head, filling the house with pent up fire that emanates all through the sticky, sleepless night"...and last I heard, you had a solid roof over your head :-)
For a tent I'd suggest a battery operated fan. I was told there is still time to write to Santa, but the deadline is fast approaching, so you'd best hurry.
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Aaron, do you have plans for branching into the limited edition print market? I know at one time you were mulling over that idea. Have you made a decision?
D.

Aaron Paquette said...

Hey Dani,

I know, I was just teasing you.

Limited Editions Prints...

I'm still thinking about it but I'll know relatively soon. Should I keep you posted?

*Dani* said...

Yes, Aaron, please let me know. I'd love to get a whole raft of them - I have so many favourites :)

Happy New Year, Aaron - may 2007 be everything you hope it to be
Dani