Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It blew and blew

The other night, during a storm, the winds were blowing about 6o miles per hour. The windows were rattling, the building was swaying (I think), the BBQ slide across the deck thankfully still tethered to the gas line and I even saw a witch on a bicycle (I think). The next morning I noticed several flower pots scattered around the neighborhood, both whole and broken. I knew they were from my deck and gathered up the debris. They were faux pottery so I knew no one had gotten hurt, but it must have been quite a sight seeing them fly off the deck.

19 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

YIPE! That MUST have been exciting! Wonderful sketch...

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Great sketch, I can feel the wind! You are so creative. We had the same wind over here in Barrington, NH - trees down, power lines down, flooding! Yeah New England!! Mt. Washington had winds of 132 mph!

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow, very impressive drawing! It has a great movement and really feels like the wind's rushing!

raena said...

It would be funny to see the pots flying around town! I half-expect Mary Poppins is around the corner! Wonder illustration of the event!

A Brush with Color said...

You do such a good job of conjuring up these images, Jennifer. Love the pots flailing about here. I'll bet you're glad that one's blown through. Wonderful image.

travelingsuep said...

Glad you survived the swaying house, witches etc & lived to paint this excellent illustration.

Cathy Holtom said...

It's just like the weather we're having now. I've just had to rescue a garden chair that had finished up in the milddle of the road! Very realistic drawing, you really can feel the wind.

Ann said...

Great sketch! Just like our winter weather. Spring will be most welcome this year!

nanke's stuff said...

It is a wonderful sketch, and the narrative suits it perfectly! nancy

Louise said...

There is so much life in this painting, and the writing is the perfect compliment. I really enjoyed this post!

curiouscrow said...

Yes I bet it WAS exciting - nicely captured too!

phthaloblu said...

What a GREAT illustration. I would've never thought to draw it from this viewpoint and I'm amazed by your ability to see things. :D Love your posts, too. A great sense of humor. Reading your posts always makes me smile.

Ramona Davidson said...

An imaginative capture of a frightening moment. Love the art and the story. Good work.

freebird said...

Oh that is such a great depiction of a stormy night! Almost Alice in Wonderlandish!

EosDiva said...

I love your work Jen - wonderful seeing you - and I am looking forward to see more art!

seesue said...

Love your blog! Your sketches are so imaginative (in a grounded way). Just beautiful!

Lesley Purcell said...

Great action painting, beautifully executed! What a storm that must have been :o)

ffyrebird.com said...

Absolutely wonderful sketch! I can feel and hear the wind roaring by.

Sherry said...

I was enjoying all the portraits you've been doing, then saw this. It spoke to me! There's something about the feeling of energy, of wind that is just wonderful