India Sketch Journal Page 29 by Meera Rao
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up,
snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
India Sketch Journal Aug 3 by Meera Rao
The 'windy month' brings out the kites and kids. The stores stock colorful kites of various sizes. A favorite after school activity for some is making their own kites. Regardless, many spend hours trying to launch their kites- inexperienced as they are- in hopes of seeing their homemade or store bought kites fly high in the sky.
India Sketch Journal Aug 2 by Meera Rao
As the rains continue, and the temperatures dip, the blanket peddlers roam the streets. I had to peek out of the balcony to figure out what their loud calls were for and what is it that was being sold now! I do appreciate that even now blankets, vegetables, household items, toys are sold by peddlers roaming the street --it is always nice to have the market come to you !
For us wind, rain etc are just different kinds of weather but check out this TED talk video on Art made of Storms by Nathalie Miebach - She "takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time." The talk opens with a sculpture and musical scores. It is fascinating to see and hear her explain how science, art and music intersect creatively for her. “Weather is an amalgam of systems that is inherently invisible to most of us, so I use sculpture and music to make it, not just visible, but also tactile and audible.”