Johann Georg Platzer, Winter [The Pleasures of the Seasons]. Early/mid 18th Century, oil on copper. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Wednesday I plan to be snowed in! If I am not I will be very disappointed and you will hear about it on Twitter surely.
So I thought I would share just what I do on such days: host a lavish party, make sure the fire is going, invite all my friends, most of whom need to stay over because they can't get their carriages shoveled out, we have lots of food and I ensure every one has plenty of good wine to drink, play cards, Heather always comes a little late because she sleeps in but she brings the pink champagne and flirts with the boys! It is a great time!
Are you snowed in? If you are I hope you can escape or gain some inspiration from Platzer's winter scene. The Austrian painter certainly knew how to find a joyful side of January!