Wednesday, April 30, 2014

5 ways to cheer up on a rainy day

April Showers bring April Flowers by Miriam Schulman. @schulmanArt

Don't let the rainy weather get you down. I love the sound of rain on the roof and it is a great excuse to do something inside. Here is how I cheer up on a rainy day-- I would love to know what you do too! Please leave a comment, I read every one and they mean so much to me.

1. Exercise

I just begun my weekly tennis again so I was a wee bit disappointed when I saw how hard it was raining outside. Just to make sure I actually exercised ( rather than just hoped I exercised) I put on my favorite spandex leggings and signed myself up for a Physique57 class, my current barre method obsession.

yellow tulips
It's raining cats and dogs outside- typical April weather.
So I brought some flowers inside!
( I love to paint watercolor tulips too,
you can see all my tulip art that is
for sale on etsy-click HERE)

2. Pick Flowers

I still had some time before class, and I saw there weresome tulips poking their yellow heads up in my backyard. So I grabbed a scissors and brought them in where I could enjoy them in my studio. Is it raining where you are? Go outside and pick some flower to bring inside. This will instantly cheer you up!

yellow tulips
I was in a goofy mood. So I took selfies to a new level.
I photoshopped myself into a cloudy sky.

3. Take selfies

I am trying to include more pictures of myself on social media-- not just pictures of my art. So, I snapped this goofy photo of myself in the mirror. I am holding the camera over my head in case you are wondering. This is a wonderful angle to photograph yourself because the angle is very slimming and will also make you look younger. I then photoshopped myself onto a cloudy background that I found on wikimedia commons. I have shared this photo on instagram....

4. Write

You don't need a blog to write... or even a journal. Just writing an email, or in a facebook group helps. For me, writing in the blog helps the most because the formal format forces me to organize my thoughts and make sense of the world.

Want to learn to paint watercolor flowers like these? I teach an
online art class on how to paint in watercolors and I give a full
demonstration on how to paint tulips. You can check out the
class HERE. If you like to collect tulip art then please check
out all the blossoming goodies in my etsy shop, all perfect
for Mother's Day! click HERE
Want to save on this art right now? let me email you the latest coupon

5. Make something

I find being productive lifts my mood. My mother likes to bake. My grandmother used to knit.... and I make art. What do you like to make? ( my kids make a mess...)










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What do you do to cheer up on a rainy day?