And this passed by this afternoon. It made a lot of noise, grumbling and harrumphing and promising much, but I tried not to get my hopes up. And then surprise of surprises, it actually did rain. I stood out in it for 10 minutes and got (sort of) wet, but everything is so hot and dry it seemed to evaporate almost instantly. The pavement was hot and wet instead of just hot, for about 5 minutes, then the heat in it dried it off. And I dried off too in about 15 minutes. It has gone off on its grumbling way, still making a lot of noise but it's all bark and no bite. Autumn officially starts tomorrow. I wonder when it will ACTUALLY start?
Monday, February 28, 2011
There hasn't been a lot of THIS happening lately. So high time I dusted of the pencils, brushes and paints. I am not in the mood for bright colours at the moment...everything is too bright in this weather. I want something more subtle, some softer colours...perhaps I can lure Autumn in with gentle hues and delicate pen strokes. And acrylics are hopeless in this kind of heat, the paint dries on the palette before I can even use it. So a bit of ink and wash sort of stuff, making it up as I go along so I don't have a clue how it will look when it's finished. An illustration for my little song 'Through the Window.'
Posted by A mermaid in the attic at 6:47 PM