Weather Challenge

Weather Challenge

I’ve been trying to set aside a little time to work on Karen’s weather challenge. I usually start off with inspirational photos and I was thinking I would use autumn photos.


Perhaps I could use a photo like this for inspiration. This was taken in Glacier National Park which is about 45 minutes from where I live.

Or perhaps this photo would work. I love the colors of the leaves in autumn. We get a lot of yellow leaves from aspen, birch and tamarack trees.


But then I woke up on Tuesday morning to this! Snow, almost four inches of it. This photo is taken in front of my house.


And this is from the back of the house. You can see the edge of the picnic table at the bottom right hand corner that shows the snowfall amount fairly well. So perhaps I’ve already missed autumn and should concentrate on winter weather. I always liked white on white. Hopefully, I’ll get further forward on this challenge soon.

If you get a chance this weekend, check out Artistically Speaking Talk Show. I will be talking to Rebecca Parsons about my book and other fiber art stuff. The show will air on October 28th at 6:30 pm eastern time. If you can’t listen at the time of the show, you can always play the broadcast later. There are also some other great broadcasts with other artists available for listening as well. Wish me luck! πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “Weather Challenge

  1. Looking forward to the broadcast Ruth!

    Oo-er. That’s a lot of snow already. Yes, not much like autumn is it?

    I’m working on my weather piece today (a few minutes at a time between other ‘life’ stuff) and I’ve reached the stage where I don’t yet know whether I like it or not.

    1. It is very much winter here now. I’m not sure if we’ll get it all to melt or if we’re in for an early winter. Aren’t all projects like that, there is that point where you want to just toss them. But usually if you persevere, it turns out better than expected.

  2. You know, I didn’t even think our trees had really started changing yet until I went out a couple of weeks ago, all the trees I can see from my window were still fairly green. I got around the corner and there were bright yellows and so many reds in the park. I had to go back with my camera and even brought some leaves home (then forgot about them so they went crispy in my coat pocket!)
    I’m jealous of your snow πŸ™‚
    We’ve had a couple of frosty/icy days, but no snow yet.
    Gorgeous photos πŸ™‚

  3. Wow what a shock to wake up to. We are in fall with the temperatures staying cool but hot spikes, tomorrow is supposed to be 70. A couple of days ago it was a couple of degrees below freezing. I have trick or treated with the costume over a winter coat. Snow always makes everything look fresh and new and makes everything quiet.

  4. oh wow all that snow, it looks so beautiful but i for one would definitely NOT like to live in it lol our weather here is getting warmer ( some days) all the blossom and magnolia trees are out in bloom and they look spectacular, i’d better start working on my weather piece to and get some photo’s happening of our gorgeous surroundings to inspire me into action πŸ™‚

    1. And it’s still here. But I found a nice piece of white felt in my scrap pile that might work for the weather piece. I’d love to see the magnolia trees.

  5. I was interested in how to find out about the weather challenge. I felted a piece during sandy storm that I would like to post.

    1. Great! You can post it to our Flickr group or on the forum. Both are on the right sidebar here. Just click and sign up. Look forward to seeing it.

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