Les Demoiselles d’Aravis

I just recently returned from my annual ski trip with a group of friends known collectively as ‘The Sonnets’ for reasons far too arcane to go into here. Prodigious amounts of fresh snow, Siberian temperatures, fog and low cloud all combined to make it one of the most memorable and challenging trips yet. The sun did eventually make an appearance on our last morning, once the murk had lifted, and a half-day of alpine nirvana ensued.

I’ve made a bit of a rod for my own back in recent years by producing ever-more elaborate illustrated entries in the chalet guest-book. This has now become an established requirement and each image is expected to top the previous year’s entry. This year’s effort was loosely – very loosely – based on Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’. I realise this is no way to pay homage to one of your artistic idols but it seemed like a good idea at the time. You can stop revolving now, Pablo.

Also, made a quick iPad sketch of the prevailing conditions after an especially obscure day on the piste. This actually makes it look a lot clearer than it was.

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