I feel strange posting this when its sunny and almost 60 degrees in NYC today. But I'm sure winter will be here soon enough! This painting was for Santa Fe Reporter's Winter Guide 2009. I was given a list of local events which included ice-skating, back-country skiing and hanging lights in the plaza which soon turned into a little girl teaching the Abominable Snowman how to ice-skate. It's always a blast working with Angela Moore on these covers, especially with the rare art direction of complete creative freedom.