Climate Changes

We finally got rain. Two nights of rain while we slept. When the morning came, the sun was shining. It left us with brilliant blue sky and puffy clouds. Following the first night of rain, my husband and I had to drive to an appointment a couple hours from our house. Looking out the windows of the car we saw this, the entire way. The rain left us a clean landscape to marvel at. We are in need of a lot more rain though, in order to avoid drought conditions when summer arrives.

I went to my printmaking class on Saturday. We gathered leaves from outside and made a mono type. There are two printing presses in the classroom. One starts by pushing a button. The other one is 50 years old, and the huge wheel on it needs to be turned by hand.

I liked the embossed leaves that showed on the back of the print as well.

I made a “ghost” print by putting another sheet of paper through the press without re-inking the plate. I just added a few different twigs I found outside.

Since it was cloudy last week when I went to class, I took some photos of the area again with the sun shining. The old buildings for the art classes below, and the view of the ocean going down the hill.

When you get to the bottom of the hill and cross the street, this is the view (below). There were a lot of sailboats out in the water, but in the photo they look like tiny specks.

Today was very cold, and windy, and a tiny bit of rain, and a rainbow as an added bonus.

Winters in Southern California used to be cold with lots of rain. That has changed in recent years, so a day with fluffy clouds, or without sunshine, or just a COLD day seems almost remarkable.

I hope you are enjoying the weather near you. Thank you for visiting.




4 thoughts on “Climate Changes

  1. your art work is really beautiful, I love the leaves very much and the white one looks fresh and clear.
    beautiful landscape and a wonderful rainbow!!
    🙂 mano

  2. Your prints are so beautiful, Barbara! I love that the leaves embossed the paper.
    Good thing that you got at least a bit of rain and I hope you’ll get some more. We did have about 10 days of rain and it was nice to see a bit of sunshine today. Some fruit trees started to bloom.

  3. both of your prints turned out wonderfully! love the subtle colors on the second press, too!
    oh well, climate crazy. i hope you will get more rain, enough to avoid the landscapes on fire we see in the news each year now. and i hope you will get some rainbows, too!
    xox, johanna

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