Arting for 365 Day 139: Rain in Blue and Green

Day 139 (9/14/12): Rain in Blue and Green

8 x 10″ Watercolor on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

For the last fourteen years or so I have lived in pretty cool climates. Summers have had high temps of about 80 degrees and winters frequently dip below zero. Coming in from the cold with a coat of frost on my eyelashes was commonplace and I was never without mittens.

Moving to Fort Collins, whose summer temps have certainly averaged a billion degrees, has therefore been a bit rough for me (although I have been assured these high temps are not the norm.) While you can layer yourself up infinitely in winter time, there is only a certain amount of naked you can get without being ticketed or arrested. So imagine my joy when, this week,  temperatures stayed below 70 degrees for a few days. On top of that there was rain! It was pure heaven.

This piece is an homage to the rain and coolness that cheered my overheated spirits.

Arting for 365 Day 83: More Washington Inspiration

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

As you may or may not know, we’ve been in Washington running a great relay race with friends and family. One thing has been clear along the way: Washington has tons of stuff that grows. The humid air allows trees, plants, and flowers, to abound. Buds and leaves are giant and beautifully colored. The rain and humidity does awesome things…for plants.

It is not, however, awesome for keeping shoes sog-free. Not a bad price to pay for running through a forest by the ocean though.