- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor brush size 8
- Cup of water
- Black colored pencil or black pen
- White pen
- Masking tape
Rain is a phenomenon that doesn’t seem to be appreciated as it should. If you overlook its drawbacks, event cancellations or its somberness to name a few, you’ll find rain to be quite special.
There’s something about it that draws me in. Maybe it’s the diversity in the way it falls, the soothing sound that echoes, or the power it has to bring things to a halt. Subtly, rain slows down the pace of society often making it seem an encumbrance, and I think that is the exact reason why I seem to be so fond of it.
Yet many will agree that rain is very much needed in our planet, for all benefit from it. We cannot reap the fruits of this world without its presence.
I am particularly drawn to its calming effect. Notice the way it continues to fall and find a way to gather in puddles, catching the drops to come. Listen to the drops meet the ground. Even in the confines of a car, you see the tiny droplets glide down the window, reflecting the outside scenery. Taking this in, I begin to feel at ease.
Some of you may feel quite the opposite, but I hope this can help you to view it differently, even if just a little more than when we started.
The next time it rains, stop and observe. What do you notice that you didn’t see before? In what ways do you see the world begin to slow down?