Rainy Day Spell

Wednesday, May 16, 2012



If you are living near the East Coast, chances are you've been living in a cloud for the better part of this month. I don't mind cloud-life too much. Rain wakes me up on the skylight in the morning, birds still go on building their nests in the rafters near our windows. The storms haven't been meddling or mean, but mild enough to just add a little curl to your hair or an umbrella to your bag. Rainy days make me FINALLY sit still and that's good for work! And I can't get over the GREEN that they bring.




The best studio days are rainy. There is a productive energy to them, the Earth is busy with photosynthesis and you are busy at your desk. I'm usually (selfishly) wishing for a week full of them. They have always soothed me, been able to put me under a spell. It's that constant chanting, hushing "shhhhhhhh" outside the window. Nature's entranced too, I think...the birds sound like they are singing in the shower. And my cat is seriously cozy-ing himself out in here:



Do you love rainy days?

9 comments:

Laura Zarrin said...

I love rainy days, too. We don't get nearly enough of them here in California, so I cherish each one. It's the perfect studio weather. I'm so much more productive when it rains. Enjoy!

Mary said...

As a teacher I have a different perspective. Rainy days mean we are trapped! Personally I enjoy them but professionally they are a thorn in my side. I can't wait to see what you have created with all of these rainy days.

www.juliadenos.com said...

Thanks, Laura! Hoping you get one too.

Ha, Mary, but indoor recess is THE BEST! (I totally hear you.)

Jess said...

Rainy days is good. Although I shouldn't walk in the rain because I'll get sick as my family told me, I love rainy days.

Mary N. Denos said...

Rainy days make my flowers grow, but my patience shrinks...(also work with children who need to run outside)
Rain is my favorite reading weather. YOU loved indoor recess cause you could draw with your classmates ;-) Enjoy the rain while it lasts!

Becca said...

Yes, praise for rainy days! It's sad when it's sunny and I'm stuck inside working. Do love getting my wellies on too.

Bob Logan said...

I do!!!

I do!!!

e.b. goodale said...

love this post, Julia! I always work best on a rainy day. It's like the world telling you "butt in chair"

Jackie said...

Actually, yes, I do love rainy days. I cuddle up with some hot soup (Campbells tomato) and watch old black and white movies...it's dreamy.