I wish I was a weatherman.
Or I wish I was married to a weatherman or had an aunt or uncle or brother or sister or a cousin-twice-removed…..
….who was a weatherman.
Because maybe they could explain to me in simple weatherman terms…..why the sun is shining and the skies are blue….
…..and it’s 12 degrees.
Shouldn’t all that sun warm everything up and melt the snow a little?
I mean….I’m not asking for much….just maybe a temperature with a 2 in front of it.
And why did the sun only melt the snow on the top of my car which turned into water and then slowly dripped down across the driver’s side door….
…oddly turning into ice again mid-stream.
And then froze the door shut.
And as I was banging on the door and contemplating rolling down the window and exiting the car Dukes of Hazzard style…..and then attempting to climb over into the passenger’s seat and losing my shoe and bumping my head and tipping over the glass of diet coke in the cup holder…..
….I only had one thought.
None of this would have happened….
….if I just ran in those weatherman circles.
One of the best housewarming presents I have ever gotten was a watercolor picture of my house.
And now you can have a tiny watercolor painting artist who lives in your pocket….
….on your phone.
You can transform any picture into a watercolor in four easy steps with a new app I just discovered called….
It works with iphones or ipads and it costs about $2.99 through the app store.
The cost of two tubes of lipstick at the dollar store.
And totally worth it.
You download the app to your device.
Then click on the camera button and upload a picture.
You can choose different watercolor styles.
I uploaded a picture of our house in the snow….
And in about 30 seconds later…..it looked like this.
There are also different settings you can use to create more of a pencil drawing or to have more of an impressionistic style.
After you decide on your style of watercolor you can make it lighter or darker.
Once your picture is exactly how you like it….just click the heart to share or e-mail the photo to yourself.
Then you can print it out on archival paper or card stock and frame it.
Four steps to the perfect housewarming gift.
Or wedding shower gift.
Or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day…..or that all important holiday tomorrow on February 5….
PS Thank you so much for all the sweet words about the purple room.
I’m posting a little more purple inspiration over at the Lamp’s Plus blog today.
You can read the post here.
PPS Waterlogue did not compensate me for this post in any way.
I just had to share.