Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cloud Watching

Today is the day for cloud watching.. Or it was the day I decided to paint this. It had rained and when it rains here the sky is so blue and the clouds are puffy and white and beautiful. So I decided take five minutes and lay back on the grass and look up. OH I see a man running, I see a spirit bird and I see the almost looks like a horse... You can see so many things with using the wonderful word of imagination. My Dad taught me to cloud watch. He could look up in the clouds and show me so many wonderful things..I never knew their were so many things up in the sky. We watched clouds all my life not just as a child but as an adult too...

So now when I watch clouds now I always think of my Dad and wonder is he putting some of these up for me...

This is just done on paper. I did the back ground in blue and just decided to sketch the hieroglyphics in ink.


So if you have not ever took the time to cloud watch..You do not know what is floating above you.

So take Five and sit or lay back and look at the sky...What do you see??


Have a good week and may you always dream in color.

Katelen

25 comments:

Bren said...

I'm a cloud watcher too, from way back, a lifer :-) The simplest of things can pull so much from us. Thank you for sharing, I use to watch my Dad as he watched the sky...

CountryDreaming said...

My goodness, it looks like what you've drawn here are daytime constellations! Super cool.
:-)

SKIZO said...

Great
Work
good
sources
of
Inspiration

jbkrost said...

looks good!
miro like.... I love Miro

Gloria said...

Strange that you should post about this because I was just outside taking pictures of the clouds. I even caught a plane up there in that beautiful sky. I've always looked at clouds and have always seen forms of various sorts. Most days when I looks at the clouds I see the outline of my dog chorizo who of course went to heaven in 2007. Her face is always outlined in the clouds. I see so many things and yes I feel the same way as if someone I know is outlining things for me to see. Very nice post, thank you. I'll post my cloud pictures on a later day. Take care.

pinkglitterfae said...

what a great memory to have of your dad!
thanks for the reminder to stop and look up every once in a while.
ps- I see a leaping frog in the top middle of your drawing :-)
very cool

xoxo
betty

Janet said...

This made me think of all those famous cave drawings in France.

Cloud watching is always fun. Today we had some gorgeous clouds with smooth rounded tops. Very different looking.

Mary said...

Katelen, such sweet memories for you. You know I have not done much cloud watching in my life. I'm going to start - and do this with my grandchildren - maybe it will rub on the my kids too!!

Love you!!

La Dolce Vita said...

cloud watching is good for the soul! love your ink drawings!

Creative Carmelina said...

yes, i think i need a break...so i'll take five, like you said, and look up!

wait....there is not a cloud in the sky today! maybe that's why i'm happily occupied in my studio .... it's a perfect day to create!

love your blue!!!!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Karin Bartimole said...

your sky full of hieroglyphics is wonderful Katelen! yes, I too am a lover of cloud watching. I like imagining your dad is up there creating special cloud beings up there for you to find!
love to you, Karin

Manon Doyle said...

I sent my friend a pic of a heart in the clouds the other day. Your post reminded me of that! I love your piece!! Great blues!!

Lisa said...

I love cloud watching...was doing it the other day when I wasn't feeling very "get up and goish'

Momo Luna said...

Great post! I am a cloudwatcher also, from when i was very young and still doing it. I now watch clouds together with my boys. :-)
Have a great weekend!

Momo Luna said...

Oh i forgot: I love your drawing!

Marilyn Rock said...

Very inspiring. I used to do that as a kid; cloud watch. I used to look at the puffy ones and think they were cotton candy! Or cotton balls :)

DJ said...

Yes, I need a break and cloud-watching is just the ticket!
Thanks for the idea...

Ces said...

Katelen! I love the new colors.

Cloud watching. YES! I do it everyday. Have you heard of Skywatch Friday? You link your skywatch photos to the blog site and bloggers all over the world post their skies. I sometimes do it when I have no art to post but it takes on a form of it's own. It's very addicting. I love clouds!

Okay. Need to scroll. I missed so much here.

lakhsmita indira said...

i see my bird...

Jos said...

I had to come back for another look having popped by the other day. I just love the blue and the simplicity of the images which remind me very much of those constellation diagrams you see in skywatching books ... and reminded me also of the joy of just lying in the grass and looking up. Somehow we forget the things we enjoyed doing as children. I'm glad you haven't forgotten though! xx Jos

~Babs said...

I LOVE thinking about your Dad putting these up for you. Beautiful thoughts.
And I love your sketch.I'm now going to teach Jack to cloud watch, thank you!

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

lovely !

today was a 'cloud day' for me -- and a special song just at that momentous, never-gets-old moment when the sun brightens up a hole and blue peeks through began (Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns)

<3

katey

lakhsmita indira said...

come and visit me anytime you want, Lovely Katelen, i would love you to!

have a nice Monday :))

xxoo

Gallery Juana said...

Fun memories with your Dad. I love the brilliant blue you used for this painting and the fun way you used to gain your inspiration.

I hope you're having a good day today.

The Story So Far said...

Hi, Great artworks! Heard about Mark Wilkinson from UK? I love his airbrush artworks(it is a link to his site on my blog).He is going to NearFest in july,talking about his artworks. :o) Have a beautiful day.Best wishes from Norway.