What’s Your Favorite Weather to Get Creative in?

No matter the conditions, we all gotta get our art done. But whether the weather is bright and sunny or dark and cloudy, every artist prefers a different kind of outdoor atmosphere in the background of a long day drawing. What gets your creative gears spinning? The pitter-patter of rain on a cozy laundry day? To have your room lit only by the light of a cloudless, sunny day? We asked the winners of a few of our home decor challenges what their favorite drawing weather was. See if you agree!

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Wild Flowers

I love a wonderful stormy day, preferably with thunder, lightning, and a cat on my lap.



Michelle Both (@littleclyde) |  Our Drawstring Bag Challenge winner!
A Cloudy Night

I like going outside on sunny days and watching the birds and insects and, of course, the big fluffy clouds. I think it helps my creativity.



Lili Batista (@spookylili) | Our Blankets Challenge winner!

I like creating art anywhere. Ideas come whenever and one must catch them as soon as possible. Then comes the time to properly work on it and refine it. For that, I like to be in my own room, working from my table. Extra points if it’s rainy or cloudy!



Ana Tarrisse (@atarrisse) | Our Laundry Bag Challenge winner!

Featured image is “Pencil Lightning” by Scott Fuller. Be sure to also check out our Bathroom Challenge winner, “Watercolor Wave” by kingdomatheart.

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.