Sleepy Sundays: After the Rain

After the Rain

After the Rain

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It’s rare that I post a photo that has not been cropped or edited in some way. This brief moment in time was different. Some things are just better left untouched. If you look closely, in the center of the photo – there is a faint rainbow. In person, this rainbow was gigantic and dramatic in all of its hues. I so wish I had a better camera on me at the time, but, we were on our way back from grocery shopping and all I had on me was my phone.

Sometimes life has its ways of telling you everything is going to be alright.

When (if at all) was the last time you saw a rainbow? How did it make you feel?

Have a colorful Sunday!

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Sleepy Sundays: Jazzy Nights

I’m going to do something a little different for today’s Sleepy Sunday post. I’ve told you before that inspiration can come from the strangest of places. Today, I have photographic evidence of just that. Let’s peel back the curtain and view the source of my inspiration for today’s art, shall we?

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It was the strangest thing. I was making my son’s breakfast, same as I do every morning. He asked for oatmeal and bananas. So, I cooked away while my coffee was brewing. I have a habit of putting down a paper towel to rest any spoons or other utensils on. When I lifted the spoon and the hot bowl, I saw a neat little shape. It spoke to me.

The damp spot immediately gave me a mental picture. I had to snap a photo of it (pictured above) because I knew it would be the inspiration for today’s post. It reminded me of some retro art from the other eras of women dancing to jazz. You know the kind, the beautiful detail of some African-American art, or those old fertility statues so many people have in their homes. I did my best to create that feel. The result was astonishing. I have to say this is some of my best work to date. It was like some spirit took me over and helped me do the work.

So sit back and enjoy…

Jazzy Nights

Jazzy Nights

I’m also adding some music from the timeless Billie Holiday to give you the feeling that ran through me.

Have a rhythmic Sunday!