January '14

January 02, 2014 4 Comments

 

 

Welcome to the first month of the 2014 Calendar! So sporty and confident, just like me when I go skiing...

It's true, I'm an amazing skier. I never complain that everyone else is going too fast, or that I'm cold! I never even complain that "I am not going down that one, absolutely not, no no no!" while standing at the top looking down a run and I certainly never tell anyone repeatedly that my fingers and toes are numb. Truly, I am a joy to ski with...

You probably detected a hint of sarcasm there.

Ok, I admit it, I'm no Lindsey Vonn. But, I do know a good ski out fit when I see one and I know my limits and respect them fiercely. Safety first! While you enjoy rocketing head-first towards the powdery abyss below, I enjoy taking in the view as I make horizontal cuts at the mountain while enjoying the scenery and knowing with full confidence that I will not spend six months recovering from a torn ACL. There's nothing like devoting a solid 40 minutes to not falling while breathing in the majestic beauty all around you! And of course, if things are looking dicey, I'm not afraid to ask for help. I once called the police from the mountain top to inform them that I was preparing to hurtle towards a serious injury in the hopes of getting airlifted out of a mogul situation. Sadly, I did not get airlifted but I did get a vail ski patrol escort down to lunch.

If you ask me, skiing is all about risk awareness and avoidance, truffle fries after a hard day (hour) of hitting the slopes, and most importantly skiing - like most situations in my life is mainly about the outfit.

Happy January!

Posted in 2014, Calendar, Inslee Calendar, january, The Sketch Book


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Elena
Elena

July 25, 2014

Hey Inslee,
I really love you designs and art work, they are truly unique and amazing! I am so glade your doing this :) Keep on going!
~Elena (who strives to draw just as great as you )

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Ha! I love skiing and wish I looked this fab doing it!

kimberly kline
kimberly kline

July 25, 2014

I could not agree with you more!! Look good doing it! Beautiful watercolor

elsie
elsie

July 25, 2014

Hi Inslee,

Love love love your designs. Just wondering when the small calendar will be available again?

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