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Made in Ultra Fractal 5. As this Montana winter wears on, I’ve tried to recapture the magic of the first time I lived through a cold winter. I grew up in Hollywood and only saw the snow on short trips to Big Bear.

I remember that my father would bundle us up in several layers of clothing, since we didn’t have much need for winter wear. We would put a couple socks on each hand. Since we didn’t have snow sleds, we’d bring cardboard boxes with us to slide down hills of snow. After about ten minutes, my sock-covered hands would be wet, the thrill of the snow had worn off, and I’d retreat to the relative warmth of the car. Most cars in Southern California came with air conditioners instead of heaters, so I’d sit in cold misery until my siblings also tired of the cold. Those ten minutes of box sledding were heaven to me though!

TOP TEN WINNER in the Purple Fractals Challenge hosted by the A Fascinating Purple group. Thank-you to all who voted for me!
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first snow, fractal abstract, kathleen emerson, purple spiral, roca mia design, ftrd2010, ftrd2009, ftrd2011

Comments

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 5 years ago

    beautiful! so well captured the snow .. well done (big smile)

  • Thank-you! I’m so glad you like this as it’s one of my favorites.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    oh so beautiful!!!

  • Thank-you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellover 5 years ago

  • Thank-you! I am honored to be featured.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love the lavenders…:-)!

  • Thank-you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • ArtByDrew
    ArtByDrewover 5 years ago

    Awesome UF artwork! Love the crystalline feeling! I grew up in Lake Arrowhead, right near Big Bear :)

  • Thank-you! I loved Big Bear as a child and was sad to hear about the fire that destroyed a lot of the area around it. We used to visit in the summertime and played football against Rim of the World High School.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 5 years ago

    apt title, Kathleen…brrrrrr!
    congrats!

  • Thank-you, Scott! I was late in finding out that I was featured here. I haven’t had much internet time lately.

    – rocamiadesign

  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thank-you, Helene! This is one of my favorites.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors and composition. Love it.

  • Thank-you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerover 5 years ago


    Congrats on your feature! You are now invited to enter
    this piece into The Best of Purple!

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured!!! Stunning work…well done and deserved….

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

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