Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Defining a Word Through Fine Art

I'm using this blog post to bring attention to the fine art world on etsy by choosing one  word and posting how different artists present it through their work. It's raining so much here this week that I thought I'd concentrate on the weather.

Let's face it rain is something that not a lot of us desire. However rain plays a key role in the cycle of returning water back to our earth. So it is obvious that we need rain in order for the world to continue functioning.

Top Facts about Rain
1. The umbrella was originally invented to protect people from the hot sun.
2. Rain drops can fall at speeds of about 22 miles an hour.
3. Rain starts off as ice or snow crystals at cloud level.
4. Light rain is classified as being no more then 0.10 inches of rain an hour.
5. Heavy rain is classified as being more then 0.30 inches of rain an hour.
6. Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S, which received an annual rainfall of 56 inches.
7. Rain drops range in size from 0.02 inches to about .031 inches.
8. Rain drops do not fall in a tear drop shape, they originally fall in the shave of a flat oval.
9. Rain that freezes before it hits the ground is known as frozen rain.
10. Rain is recycled water that evaporated from our worlds lakes, rivers, oceans, seas etc. 
Okay, all that being said ... this week's word is . . . 

Rain or Raining.

The Rain Cloud - Print
by tinewiggens
The rain 
cloud - Printhttp://www.etsy.com/listing/48940619/the-rain-cloud-print?ref=sr_list_7&ga_search_query=rain&ga_search_type=category&category=art.drawing&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

by gerrisart


  1. good stuff, thanks for including me

  2. What a great idea! You could create a treasury with the images. I love the Rain Cloud at the top. I will scope out that store. I will tweet this. Very well done!


  3. My favorite of these posts so far. Wonderful! Wishing you a great week. – g

  4. Hey Sue,

    I love rain, but I'm from Seattle, go figure! Great theme; thanks for including "Scattered Showers".


  5. Rain! Rain!
    These are all wonderful pieces but my favourite is the Rain Cloud. People would love the rain if it looked like this!

  6. Beautiful selections! I am honored to have my work in your collection. Thank you very much!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  7. What a beautiful post about rain!! I love the variety of works as well as your information about rain. Thank you so much for including my illustration!!


  8. So pretty- I love those illustrations!