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Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Falling Snow" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson


"Falling Snow" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
24" x 24" x 1.5"
$900 + $35 shipping & handling (contact)


I've been in a wintry mood lately - that is to say, I've been aching for peaceful, snowy days that make the world a lot quieter and hot chocolate all the more delicious.

Since it's mostly just a rainy mess out here in Washington, I found a lot of my atmospheric inspiration from reading a poem by Joanna Klink called "Porch In Snow." It helped to put me in the right mindset for this painting. Originally featured in Klink's amazing book of poetry called Circadian, I first came upon "Porch In Snow" in an absolutely outstanding anthology called Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart (seriously...this is an amazing book. I highly recommend it). Klink is a professor of graduate creative writing at the University of Montana-Missoula.
You can read the full version of "Porch in Snow" via Google Books' preview of Montana Women Writers here.

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

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