Weather (or not)

Some people tend to put a whole lot of weight in the effect of weather on mood and perhaps creativity. While there may be some truth to this assumption it’s worth looking further into the weather itself. Bear with me.

Warmer and sunnier climates provide people with more opportunity to do whatever they like whenever they like. Sounds like freedom to me. Without the restrictions placed on so many during the inclement seasons we tend to focus significantly less on those activities we cannot do.

Perhaps the awkward point I’m trying to make is that it’s the presence of opportunity that makes all the difference. I’ve been both highly motivated and lethargic during all the seasons throughout the year. A grey rainy day has little impact overall provided not a whole lot of weight is put into the opinions of “experts”.

But hey, we can all make up our own minds thanks to life experience.

Not a cheerful photo but at least it’s new!!

By paulkoskinen

Abstract Artist
(Occasional Amateur Photographer)

Creating Works In A Whole New Direction
Twitter: @ArtKoskinen

One reply on “Weather (or not)”

Interesting. I’ve never really considered the effect of weather on my own creative ventures, yet at the same time I have to say that weather has always fascinated me. It is quite interesting, for example, to look at how weather has sometimes played an important role in history, such as during the War of 1812 when the British set fire to our nation’s capital. Fortunately rains came and stopped the city from burning to the ground.

As for weather and creativity, one thing I will mention is that I’ve read theories about the presence of so many dark, mysterious mythological creatures in places like Norway — where they have long nights and long winters. It seems to make sense a bit when I think of it, so IMHO I think weather, climate, and seasonal changes can indeed affect our creativity, even if I’m not aware of it for myself.

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