An intermission from Ecuador drawings, for a long-weekend trip to Silver Star ski resort, near Vernon. It was too cold for lift-skiing, but great for cross-country and snowshoeing. And, of course, for drawing. One of the mornings had a cold clear sky, but all kinds of sunrise colours on the clouds low down in the valley. The village at Silver Star has a western-mining-town/Victorian theme going, so many of the houses are cheerfully coloured and ornate. I drew the yellow house standing outside at -15C, getting increasingly frantic as I tried to get the details down before I lost all feeling in my hand. I can't seem to draw with any kind of glove on - which is good for speeding up the sketches, not so good for retaining a full set of fingers. I added the colour in front of the fire. There was a snow-sculpture contest going on in the village, fortunately visible from a cafe window. I'm not sure if the standing fellow was one of the snow-carvers, an artistic director, or a model - the sculpture ended up looking a lot like him. Interestingly, an avant-garde abstract snow sculpture won the competition.