Despite it’s inconsistent weather, I’ve always favored March (October, another unpredictable month, coming in very close second). I’m sure it’s because March is my birthday month, and it’s no coincidence that my favorite times of year are spontaneous and unpredictable. My true Aries nature is drawn to the excitement of not knowing what to expect and the anticipation of what’s next. As I sit here typing this in 60 degrees, cloudless and sunny, March has been anything like a lion! But in it’s nostalgic past, here is one of my favorite Decemberists’ B-Sides (appropriately named):
Listen here: The Decemberists – Like A Lion
Something else Spring weather brings on: Stoop sales! Free concerts! Picnics! Bike rides! And after living in Park Slope for 5 years now, a reminder to finally visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden:
Since lions are lacking in this year’s March weather (or entire Winter, for that matter), my creativity has taken it’s uproarious place. My sketchbook has been rapidly filling up with screaming mammals:
Getting together with ARTner-in-crime Laura Lee Gulledge for a night of “creative exorcism,” we drew our creative spirit. Mine is once again (guess?) a wild lion! ROAR!
We also wrote down our fears, crumbled them up into little balls of paper, and ceremoniously threw them over the Brooklyn rooftops. Good riddance!!! Watch the video here:
And finally, the real tiger baby (who supervises all the drawing & illustrating inside my studio):photography & illustrations © 2012 Andrea Sparacio (artsparrow); except for flower (above) from The New York Botanical Garden