Welcome to the November/December issue of Artists Are Always Right…the last issue
of 2018. It is hard to believe that another year will soon be coming to a close! It seems
like only yesterday that we were publishing the premier February issue. Time flies,
especially when you're an artist balancing numerous creative projects, all of which
require a lot of time and effort.

I am busy photographing the colors of autumn in Delaware as well as starting production
on a film project that I've put off far too long. I am also planning not one, but three book
projects. All of this in addition to AAAR. Speaking of AAAR, I have some exciting plans
for it which will be unveiled in 2019. Stay tuned!
The transition from autumn to winter in the mid-Atlantic region signifies ever decreasing temperatures and the increasing
possibility of snow. While I have never been a fan of shoveling snow, I have enjoyed photographing it ever since I first held a
camera. There is a pure, magical quality to snow that always urges me to explore its creative potential. And so, for this issue's
, I present my artistic thoughts and a few of my visual reactions to…The Magic of Snow.    

While I'm on the subject of magic, I fondly recall my youth when Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas, was the most magical
time of the year. It still is magical to me. I guess I'm a bit like Peter Pan and refuse to "grow up." I still enjoy watching Christmas
television classics like Charlie Brown, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I also take pleasure in watching films such as It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, as well as several
versions of A Christmas Carol. Perennial favorites, such as these, remind us how fortunate we all are to have been blessed
with the talented artists who created them.

If Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and Christmas represents a longing desire for peace, then I would like to express my
thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts and compliments regarding AAAR in 2018, and sincerely wish everyone
peace on Earth in the coming year!

I will close the last UP FRONT of 2018 with observation number 128 from the website:

"Nature is infinitely incredible."

Until we connect again…

                                                                                                                                Douglas Schwartz, Publisher and Editor
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