Let the Sun Shine


Today we are going to Muse about rainy weather.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Let the Sun Shine



This last week has been windy, wet and gray.  We have had in excess of 10 inches of rain in our area and the forecast for the week to come is more of the same.  Gray days are unusual in Florida.  It affects people.

We have been moping around feeling lethargic.  We got the blahs baby!

It reminds me of college days.  Most of my childhood was spent in the sunshine . . . Florida, Arizona, California, Guam and Morocco (Casablanca).  All of those places were sunny.  As best as I remember I have only lived one place where it snowed and I was there for about a year.

So I say our weather reminds me of college days . . . Why?  Because I went off to the University of Washington in Seattle.  If you want damp and gray that is the place to be much of the year.

Unlike kids today who research and send off many applications for admission and then travel and visit campuses to see which ones are the best fit, I sent off a few applications and picked the University of Washington.  I did not visit any campuses.  I was living overseas.  I picked Seattle because  . . . I had never been there.  That is a pretty mature  reason don’t you think?  And, I had no relatives there.  I would be on my own.  Another good reason.  Ho hum!

So I arrived in Seattle.  In the fall it was gorgeous.  And I was amazed to find blackberries growing wild along the roadsides.  The weather was enchanting.

But weather changes.

I remember very few days from October to May when it was not wet and gray.  Usually it was not a steady rain, more a drizzle.  Everyday a drizzle.  One of my first purchases was a rain coat.  And then an umbrella.

Now,  kids are resilient.  We did not let the weather hold us back, but gray and wet does slow a person down.  My fifth floor view from the dorm looked out over the roofs of the neighborhood.  They were gray, dark and wet.

I say, “Let the sun shine”.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering YOGA MATS with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check it out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on the link below.
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “LIFESTYLE”.  It will open up a menu of products.  If the mat is available for the image you chose, it will be at the bottom of the list.
5.  Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida


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Charity Ball

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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