Here in the purgatory that is central Maine, Winter is just getting started. I understand that there are some folks out there who actually like this stuff. I'm not one of them. But I have developed a number of strategies to deal with light deprivation and winter depression. First, I no longer set the clocks back to standard time along with the rest of the world. That's right: it remains DST (that's DuckHaus Standard Time) for me all year 'round. Second, I keep my Halloween lights up and use them all the way through until Spring. It's just cheerier that way.
And third, I make it a point to begin winter with a full roster of design projects to keep me busy. It helps to keep the Cold and Snow at bay. FYI, here's just some of what I’m working on for Winter 2018-19:
TAROT DADA: I started this project last year, then set it aside to focus on the CROOKED WAY. Now I have the chance to finish this most intriguing and symbolic Tarot! The challenge is to create something that has the appearance of chaos, but still presents the card meanings in an original way. 32 cards have been completed so far, and you can see them all by clicking here…