Heatwave conditions have come to our part of the world. Going outside is like stepping into a fan forced oven. Fire is an ever present threat, already several have occurred in our locality, two this weekend. The wildlife is distressed, and that distresses me as all we can do is keep water out for them hoping they can find some shade and a little relief.
The birds sit with open beaks, panting and holding their wings away from their bodies, too hot to even find enough energy to take a dip in the bird baths. The brush turkey digs into the soil to try to find a level that is moister or cooler but all we have is hot, dry dust.
In fact it feels too hot to be in our own skin!
Crafting might seem impossible but in fact it has helped. Over this burning weekend I have been making mermaids. The palette of ice blues and marine greens combined with thoughts of oceans deep has been cooling .
Cooler in tone and effect was this small Sea Queen.