This December I'm spending the month up in Wassaic, NY at The Wassaic Project's Winter Residency program. It's a satisfying mix of being outdoors, reading and painting. I love the quiet and the cold. It's a nice feeling to go out my front door and be standing in grass, which does not happen in NYC. I also love that you can go the whole day without seeing a single person and then step in to the only bar in town and be greeted by familiar faces and smiles. Now I just try to work as hard as I can without losing any of the enjoyment of being around new and wonderful people and getting to pet goats, pigs, horses and an emu every day.