Weather Challenge: Dust Storm

This week’s Weather Challenge is Dust Storm!

dust storm aThe background on this two-page spread is the central U.S. – Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas – classic places for a haboob!


dust storm b I printed the different names of dust storms on the pc. Colored in printed vintage photos (more about those later) with sepia colors of crayons and cut out little orange storm shapes from scrapbook paper.

dust storm c Downloaded and printed a vintage copy of the classic Dust Bowl/Great Depression-era novel, The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Lightly colored in with sepia colors of crayon; more names for dust storms.

dust storm badust storm bbThese two photos came from Wikipedia. Apt but terrible examples of how bad the Dust Bowl was in the 1930’s.

weather-finalweekly-weather Click here or on the badge to see the blog hosting this challenge! Please join us – all types of submissions (photo, art, writing, poetry) are accepted!!

Weekly Weather: Clouds

Today is the first of the new One Word Photo Challenge: Weekly Weather!  First up: Clouds!

Instead of taking photos of weather events I decided to alter a book using an old college atlas. The background is a map of Northwestern USA – I was thinking “Big Sky Country” aka Montana.0806a0806b0806c

Next up is: Dust Storm!!

Join in on the fun – click on the badge below to go to Jennifer who is hosting the challenge!!



Upcoming Weather Challenge

A favorite blog that I follow has a weekly one-word challenge; Jennifer Nichole Wells is expanding the One-Word challenge to include a Weather series. Last year when I participated in the challenge I tried to do photos but occasionally I doodled my entries (see: SMOG, HAIL, and FOG/HUMID). This year she’s encouraging participants to use photos, poems, quotes, or whatever suits their fancy to meet the challenge. I encourage you to visit Jennifer’s blog and join in on the challenge!!

Here is a list of the weather words and the dates that are assigned to them. The chart is my own, but if you decide to participate, you can copy mine or wait for Jennifer to post one of her own (she usually does!).weather-13

Since I’m into paper collage right now, I’ve decided to alter a book with paper collage. I’m starting with  Goode’s World Atlas (from college days -the 1980s).IMG_3245

I’ve divided up the pages and laid out where each weather event goes in the book.IMG_3246

I’ve started working on some of the pages already – I won’t preview “Cloud” since it’s first up on the list. Instead, here are some previews of “Sun,” “Hail,” and “Flood.”IMG_3247



So I’ll be posting those collages each week along with my usual Blogging A to Z, 2017 collage update!!  Please check out Jennifer’s blog and consider following her!!

Happy Creating!!



No photo or doodle this week for Jennifer’s One Word Challenge- Wildfire. I posted this back in April for the A-Z challenge, “F” for fawn. Thought it would work for her challenge!!

One Word Challenge|Weather: Wildfire

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