I have a little something for everyone today.  The ice has been slowly creeping across the lake.  I caught this sunrise yesterday (this morning there was a 50 foot section left in the middle but missed a picture of that).  I worked yesterday on the 2013 calendar for the resort and got it done.  This is the featured picture for November on the calendar.  Tomorrow, Wednesday I will be taking orders on the calendar that get made directly at your own Walgreens store.  They are 19.99 each.  I am waiting for tomorrow to see what the coupon is for the calendars to save people more money.  I will announce on the blog tomorrow what the offer is and you can contact me tomorrow to order.  I will also unveil the cover photo for the calendar, one of my favorite pics from 2012

This is a different set of pics I took down at Bear Den of the lake freezing over the same day, Monday but later in the day

Not everyone knows it but my brother in law Bryon is an artist and graphic designer.  He made all the totem poles around the resort including designing and building out gate.  He also designed out previous website.  I his spare time he is an amazing artist and had a show at the Vine downtown last weekend which we got a chance to go to

One of his featured pieces.  Made his nephews blush a little…

This is one of my favorites of Bryon’s.  It is based off a picture his grandma who taught him to paint started but died before finishing.  It is an amazing piece.  Bryon finished it as a tribute to his grandma.  It is one of a few paintings he owns that is not for sale.  I think he has prints of this one for sale though

This one was hard to photograph with my iphone.  I love the colors

A little abstract for me but I know many out there like the abstract.  I believe the one on the right is supposed to be looking in a lake

Of his abstract art this is my favorite piece.  I love the movement of it

This piece is I think part of the permanent collection at the Vine.  Bryon did it a few years ago and the owner of the Vine bought it

This year at the art show, Scott the owner of the Vine added this painting of Bryon’s to the permanent collection at the store.  Another amazing piece

This one has a funny story.  It was displayed at the Great Northern Coffee shop, but to many customers complained that it made them feel depressed.  Greg had Bryon take it out of the shop.  Bryon considered it a compliment as it did what art is supposed to do, make you feel

Another one that makes you feel something

I love Bryon’s art as it is so varied, from the previous 2 pictures to this one, which I like for the subject and all the colors

Bryon was selling prints of his works for 15 dollars, very reasonable.  Orginals are also for sale but for 15 a print was a nice option

His main website if you are interested in his art work is www.bryonblack.com

(For those of you trying to figure out how he is my brother in law with the last name Black and not my brother, when Katie and Bryon got married his last name was Blazkowski.  Katie was going to be a teacher and said she could not teach with a cow, and a ski in her last name.  Bryon nicely made her very happy and changed his last name instead.  Hence he is my Brother In Law)