Weather conditions for today – very wet indeed! But in the spirit of making the most of the situation I decided to take a photo or two just to hopefully develop those skills further.
Jury is still out if there’s been any actual improvement.
Here we are in the final days of May and this morning we are greeted with a mix of rain and actual snow. The Canadian stereotype lives on.
I personally refuse to acknowledge this freak change in weather and will continue to dress in beach attire. It’s my personal mission to battle this predicament regardless of how futile the effort seems.
So break out the straw hats, sunscreen and margaritas because the summer heat will prevail before long and we’ll be sweating profusely once again!
What do you get when combining a dandelion from yesterday with the pre-dawn sky of today?
Okay, I’m “borrowing” this idea from another blog today as there seems to be a lack or original thought at my end.
It seems Mother Nature wants to delay outdoor painting efforts for just a little longer. It’s just a one day event that will likely be gone within 24 hours but what a sight to see while starting the morning coffee.
Being another slight chilly and very wet grey day I sought out something/anything to spark my imagination. Seems in recent months that outlet has become photography. I certainly have no aspirations to change direction away from abstract painting but having a variety of interests never hurts.
I’m usually looking at things we see everyday and trying to find a new approach. Sometimes it works but other times many photos are eventually deleted. It’s an ongoing trial and error process.
This morning was no different.
I’ll start out by pledging not to whine on incessantly about this being yet another cold and rainy day. Art production will resume in due time.
I believe this little specimen serves well as an example how I’m looking at the whole situation…
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.
Seems the tranquil dawn of the day was short-lived as soon the wind picked up and fast moving clouds took over. Before the painting day could start it was over. Sometimes the temperature is favourable but all the other variables fall apart. However, if I’m going to enjoy a couple of productive days this is an inconvenience I can roll with.
Between the rain storm and other non- painting difficulties production of anything wasn’t going to happen. When presented with moments like this I like to get things done that will make the next painting day even better. It can be creatively or productivity or both.
Sometimes you get to collect the eggs and other times you have to care for the chickens.