Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ever heard of a bumbershoot?

I found another tangle pattern for you in the Moon Attic!

Bumberly - a tangle by MoonAttic
Ever heard of a bumbershoot

It's what I don't bother carrying around with me in Seattle. 
(It doesn't usually rain very hard here - it just drizzles.  A lot.) 

It's what we've named our annual Labor Day weekend international music and arts festival. 

It's what looks a lot like a parasol, without the optimism.

Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it (is the glass half full of rain, or half empty?).  It's because of all the rain, after all, that Seattle is nicknamed "The Emerald City".  It stays so very green here. And no, I'm not referring to the moss.  Although, I do love the moss.  But, again, I digress.

Well, if you haven't figured out what inspired me to create the steps for "Bumberly," you must live where the sun shines ALL the time.  For you, I weep.  Because it takes a little rain sometimes to make you appreciate the sunshine.  Maybe that's the reason that Seattle leads the nation in per capita sunglasses sales.  (Okay, okay - it's really because we need them so seldom that we forget where we stowed them and have to go out into the sunshine, squinting like moles crawling out of their burrows, to buy another pair.  And that's a fact.) 

Make art while the sun shines. 
And especially when it doesn't.

Have a very lovely weekend,