Tuesday, November 23, 2010

EDM 299 Draw a corner

This is where I should have been last Sunday afternoon.  Sitting in my new leather recliner in the corner beside the window, with a cup of hot tea, a good book, and a tabby cat purring on my lap.  Maybe with a fire burning merrily in the hearth.  It was a bitterly cold winter day, with wind chills hovering around 24 degrees below the freezing mark.  This is where I should have been.
Instead, I was bundled up like a snowman watching the CFL western semi-final game in an outdoor arena.  It was so cold that every time there was a stoppage in play (which in football happens about every 30 seconds) the players would jump up and down to keep warm.  The super tough Saskatchewan Roughriders team didn't even have long sleeved shirts on under their jerseys.  We Canadians are pretty stoic when it comes to winter, and some (me included) actually like the chill and the snow.  But it was simply too cold and we left in the fourth quarter, even though it was a good, close game and Calgary/Saskatchewan games are always hard fought.  Alas, the home team lost and next week's Grey Cup will be between Saskatchewan and Montreal.  Go Riders!  And now, my poor, aching knees are burning with the fires of a thousand suns to remind me of it.

11 comments:

Martine said...

Lovely cozy corner just claiming for you to sit down !! Well done !

Alissa said...

A beautifully inviting corner and drawing.

Shirley said...

Looks so warm and comfortable. Hard to imagine how cold it gets for you in Winter!

Cathy Holtom said...

Your armchair would have been where I stayed! Lovely sketch.

Dan Kent said...

It looks so comfortable. You made the material of the chari seem soft and inviting. So sit down - sounds like you earned it. I don't know how you Canadians can stand it.

Leah said...

What a cozy looking chair. Sending a cup of cocoa your way!

Alex said...

really nice! I love the warm coloration =) it's very relaxing

nanke's stuff said...

What a charming painting of a cozy corner! I agree - that's where you Should have been! lol nancy

Ann said...

That does look like a very cozy spot. Lovely sketch!

elkedagtelt said...

Nice story and beautifull drawing.

phthaloblu said...

I admire you Canadians for your stoicness. I have never enjoyed the cold, but I love hot & humid. :D This a beautiful sketch and really rings of comfort, warmth and coziness.