YES it's hot!! Just like the northern Eastern States, Ontario is blanketed by a torrid heat wave. We are in our fourth day of extreme heat and humidity. Currently the temp is 90F (32C), however with the humidity it feels like 106F (41C). The nights have not been cooling down like they should be either.
We had an overnight guest - this 5" long dragonfly decided to rest on our front door screen for over 24 hours. Opening and shutting the door and actually stroking his back would not budge him. I have a feeling that heat exhaustion must have got to him LOL.
It is so hot that you don't want to even sit and soak up the sun (especially if you are dressed in a wool bathingsuit!)
A dip in the local pool might refresh - but then again, leave the wool bathing suit at home! (Is there anything worse than wet wool against hot skin?!)
We have air conditioning and I am relatively comfortable if I stay inside however my little studio room is very warm and not conducive to working, soooooo I have been spending some time discovering new (to me) artists and blogs. The blogs I will share in another post, but because I thought the work of this artist was very 'cool', thought I would post about her now.
Kate MacDowell, hand builds her sculpts in porcelain. From her statement on her site:
These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops.
To see more of her intricately beautiful creations and learn about this very talented artist, please visit her website.
Yesterday was Frida Kahlo's birthday, and one of my favorite quotes by her is......
"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
A happy belated birthday wish to a beautiful icon of the art world, and with the above quote in mind, I would like to share this inspiring video of a young Texas gal that has not let adversity cripple her in any way.
Lizzie is a 21 year old university student who weighs only 61 lbs - she eats constantly (up to 5,000 calories a day) but can not gain weight. She is also blind in one eye and she does not 'look like everyone else'. I think she is amazing.
Stay cool and enjoy the day!