Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Clouds





I know it's still February but it already feels like March because of the crazy weather. In Italian its affectionally called marzo pazzo. Sunny mornings morph into heavy rains that turn into mottled cloudiness. Rainbows are not uncommon nor are several hour stretches of completely cloudless skies and brisk sunshine. On those days the sea is a solid mass of motionless blue, a tantalizing tease since its temperature is still too frigid for swimming.

Cloud watching is fun this time of year. The 5 year old imagination has identified clouds shaped like entire cities, huge castles and floating worlds. 

All this (and this) is great inspiration for painting your own clouds. Making your own cloud paint is easy and fun. Just mix together some shaving cream with white glue and you'll have a fluffy substance  that will dry with a texture and puffiness that really resembles clouds.

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm...you know clouds watching is one of my favorite things. I want to watch with your 5 year old and talk about what he sees...I am imagining his floating world, it must be beautiful. My grandmother used to say that if you look hard enough you can see the angels playing in the clouds, hopping from one puff to another. xo

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  2. Dear Janis, I love your cloud photo on your blog - thanks for sharing your grandmother's stories - we'll have to look for angels next time!

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