Sketching an Alaska Winter Moon

Winter in Alaska is so unique. It isn’t dark all the time, just most of the time. For a few hours the sun drags itself from southeast to southwest and we see a glow, but not direct sunshine. It isn’t awful and it isn’t miserable; it’s just a little pathetic. I noticed at noon right now it is as light as it is at midnight in June. That’s pretty pathetic.

I stopped to sketch this at about four o’clock in the afternoon facing southeast from Eureka Summit, Alaska. It was -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots of blues and purples with an orange glow in the sky.

Winter Eureka Moon at Four O'Clock

Alaska Winter Moon at Four O’Clock/Eureka

Along with many other people, I’ve been thinking about goals and direction at this beginning of a new year. My favorite thing to do is to teach in a way that encourages students. I love to see people “get it”. I want to get some watercolor demonstrations on this blog and I’ll get around to it. I also want to teach more workshops.

I want to use art to help you to encourage others and this is what I have in mind: I’m going to give twenty-five of my art prints away to your friends!  The only charge will be for shipping: $5.00 in the USA./$7.00 everywhere else. (I also had to charge 1% to make it show up as an item)

Here are the rules:

1) I will ship one print to your friend and charge you only shipping, but remember, it is a gift to your friend. You only get one (one print, not one friend). The site will allow you to order more than one, but I’ll only give one print for this offer.

2) You have to tell me something encouraging to write on your choice of print (ie: “To my amazing Cindy from your ever-loving Tom”, “Thank you for being a friend”,  etc)

3) I’m offering this to my blog readers first(that would be you), then over to my Facebook page in a couple of days, but I’m limiting it to twenty-five of my thirteen prints.

Here is the link.  At checkout, use the code: MyFriend for this offer. You will see where to apply it on the right, near the credit card icons in a blue font. Let me know if you can’t find it by making a comment.

8 thoughts on “Sketching an Alaska Winter Moon

  1. Wow Suzie! What a nice offer. I love where your heart is with teaching. I agree that there is nothing like seeing someone “get it” 🙂 YOU have helped me learn
    collage and I am thankful! Your watercolor demos will be inspiring too, I know.
    God Bless You!

  2. Thank you, Peggy! I’m sure you are a great teacher. I only get to do it every now and then. It takes someone special to stick with it for years.

  3. Thanks Suzie….I took advantage of your offer to send a print to my old girlfriend Jennifer…Who has been a paramedic for over 30 years now…It’s really going to perk her up : ) Thanks Martha

  4. Suzie
    Just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to start painting again. I signed up and my first class was today. Everyone should have you in their life.
    thank you

  5. Suzie,
    I totally agree with Elinor…. Everyone should have you in their life.
    What an awesome thing to say! Like getting a present- Those words were like a silver box with a bow on top for sure!

  6. Elinor, it was so much fun to spend just a little bit of time with you. I dearly love your sense of humor! I tucked lots of painting supplies into the little bag you made. It is wonderful. Organization calms my soul.
    I’m tickled that you are going to be taking a class. Good for you! I’m pleased to have been able to encourage you.

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