Arting for 365 Day 360: Red Sky Snow Melt

Day 360, 9 x 12" watercolor and ink on paper

Day 360, 9 x 12″ watercolor and ink on paper

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

Weather, especially here in Colorado and my home state of Wyoming, intrigues me. The drastic jumps in temperature, the blizzards, the droughts, the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in without an ounce of notice; keep me loving mother nature. Perhaps if I lived where temps stayed relatively stable, this obsession would not be. My morning decisions would revolve around which color of shirt to wear, rather than wondering if I should wear a parka but pack shorts for later in the day.

Arting for 365 Day 180: Weavings

Day 180 (10/25/12):  WovenGoal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Just as quickly as the clouds rolled in and snow fell, blue skies appeared and the snow melted away. The morning began with 4 degree weather and by afternoon it was 40.

I am teased, from time to time, about my fascination with weather. But with such drastic changes, how can one not be? Here is to mother nature and all the surprises she has in store.

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.