|Me and the alpaca at the Queens Zoo. He only wants me for my pellets.|
Seeing all of these animals wearing their winter coats, I was grateful for how their wool keeps me warm in the winter as well. My favorite winter hat is a Peruvian style alpaca wool hat, died bright colors. You won't miss me in a snow storm. Some of my favorite pictures of my husband and I are in our Peruvian hats.
Indeed, this basically served as our engagement photo, as we never had any taken. My little sister did a photo shoot with us in our hats on Black Friday 2009.
|In our Peruvian hats.|
Here I am again in my hat at Cromwell Manor Inn in Cornwall, NY for my birthday weekend this past November. They had a hammock, cool fall air, a petting zoo next door at Jones Farm, and crisp blue skies. Bliss.
|In the hammock in my hat.|
So I made a drawing to show how animals may keep warm, too. Here are many friends I've met recently: the alpaca and the sheep from Queens Zoo, the rooster and spotted pig from Jones Farm, and a winter goose from the Brooklyn Zoo. May you all be warm, safe, happy and healthy in this New Year.
|"Staying Warm" Pencil and digital color. Copyright 2012 Jessica Boehman|
It's amazing how much it looks like the hasty sketch I made on a yellow post-it note.
|Initial sketch for "Staying warm"|