If you lived in -14ºF weather, what would you do? I would definitely stay in, read a book or sketch till my hands bleed. Check out my friend Jynko's blog.
Here is a study of John Singer Sargent's "Madame X" which ruined his career as a portrait painter in his younger years. I hope to work many hours on this. The colors of her face are too yellow after painting an hour. She has a peachy soft pink tone to her. I must fix this. ;p