Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Rainy Season

Well, it's looking like the rainy season is upon us now.  I don't know how the rest of the state is faring, but on the North Coast, it's wet and predicted to be for the next week at least.  (If you're in CA and/or merely interested in our weather outlook, check out CA Weather Blog.)

The winner of last week's giveaway has been notified.  Thanks to all of you who entered this past week as well as all the previous weeks' contests.  I'll be taking a break from giveaways until early in the spring.

These two images are ATCs that I made (read: cut up) from early acrylic paintings on watercolor paper.  I like them so much better as tiny pieces of art.

And now I've got a bunch of goodies to send to my mail art peeps.  I haven't mentioned mail art in eons...I'm still doing it and enjoying it.  And I have a couple new exchange pals.

As a follow up to my last post, another two good sport-related films I saw recently are 42, about Jackie Robinson, and The Damned United, about soccer (football) coach Brian Clough.  Both great movies.  The young actor who played Jackie Robinson in the former, also played James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, which I saw a couple years ago and really enjoyed.

I was in Eureka yesterday for my monthly trip.  It was surprisingly dead in town.  I'm just really glad I don't have to face Eureka again until after the holidays are over...because that's one crazy place.  I'm also mightily grateful that I don't live there any more.

I'm planning (hoping) to do another painting before my next post.  When it's rainy, though, about all I want to do is read.

Hope you have a good week.  Blessings to you all.


Dori Singh said...

No rain , down this way, yet.

Happy holidays!
Mail on the way!

jenclair said...

We are dry at the moment, but have had a lot more rain this fall/winter than usual. Love the ATCs!

Jan said...

We're in for lots of rain and very high surf--up to 25 feet! I plan to watch some of that action from a safe distance.

Nice ATCs--wonderful repurposing.


The Idaho Beauty said...

I'm impressed with your "cut-ups". I don't think I've tried that - not having faith that the random sectioning truly would produce interesting images that could stand on their own. I always feel I must be more responsible for outcomes as in the fussy cutting process. But my - each one of yours truly is interesting on its own.

MegWeaves said...

Not even checking the forecast any more. Sun & gales is the default; variety includes stop-and-go gales, cloud and gales, cool gale winds... Second half of last week and this week has bee all rain forecast. How dare they! Grumpy Downunder

Judy said...

Lovely work.....don't you just love rainy weather?


Meg Fowler said...

Just saw the weather report on GMA! Wow! Looks like you're getting hammered! You might need several good books to get through this. We're finally dry for a while, thankfully. Lots of flooding in the past few weeks. I'm safe ... unless I slide off the top of this mountain! I really like what you did with your paintings, especially the second one. Cool idea! Stay safe!!!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

My grandson is staying overnight and we are looking at my emails while snuggled in bed. He loves the cut up art.

Jeanne Aird said...

Really like these two new pieces Connie. Great movement, lines and colors. On the lower one, are the small circles buttons or abalone shell stitched down? The look 3D. Very nice. We're getting more rain her in Paso Robles too. Good tea drinking/book reading weather. Take care.

Maggi said...

The pieces look so good as ATCs

Alice said...

Love those cut-up works. Very appealing. And they have a special energy when reshuffled.
Happy New Year, Connie!

john said...

Your cut up works into ATCs are just great. Isn't it funny how one looks at the whole work and says it just does not work but cut up it is just terrific. That happens to me quite a bit. :-)