This morning I saw a post by Betsy Garmon. It was of her, her husband, and a red umbrella. Her caption mentioned buying a cheap umbrella and having an adventure. I wasn’t sure if they bought the umbrella because it was raining OR if they got the umbrella to add some flavor, flare, and adventure into their day. I’d like to think the latter. Either way, it seemed quite magical to me and I was inspired by it. My thoughts quickly ran to the question what does a red umbrella day look like? I Imagined how fun it would be. I recalled seeing images of red umbrellas so I googled red umbrella adventure and browsed through the images (all this before I even got out of bed). I then chose one of the images as inspiration for my art. Shortly after, I gathered up my journal, watercolor crayons, and stamps and sat at my desk. I took my time creating and had a lot of fun this morning making art and taking photos.
I continued my red umbrella adventure into the afternoon as I planned on buying an umbrella for future adventure days. Why not, plan some fun into a day by adding a red umbrella? I was telling my mom some of all this when she said, “we have a red umbrella.” In disbelief I replied, “really? a BRIGHT red umbrella?” She left the room returned moments later handing me a bright red umbrella. The things I miss when I am not looking for them. What else am I missing?
Now I didn’t have to buy one, but I decided I still would because 2 is better than one when it comes to red umbrella adventuring with a friend. I already have a couple of ideas of who I might bring along. One of them being my 80+ neighbor. She might put up a fuss at first, but I’m pretty sure she would love it. The other is a friend who I know will be up to adventuring and shenanigans with a red umbrella, and possibly in the rain.
What about you? Do you have an umbrella and want to have an adventure? If you are reading this, know me, and want to join in on the fun too then let me know. I will gladly have a red umbrella adventure with you.
I took my “new to me” umbrella with me when I ran errands which of course included looking for another umbrella. The umbrella I bought isn’t the same color. It isn’t quite as bright red, but it will do. It was the only solid red one at the store I was at. As I drove, I scoped out some possible umbrella adventuring locations for the future. It turned out the future was sooner then planned. I stopped by a lake to have my own personal red umbrella photo shoot. Oh, what fun you can have with an iphone, umbrella, sandals, car bumper, and scenic view.
What will your umbrella adventure look like?
Keep posted for more red umbrella adventures coming soon.
... also today marks my first sandals and barefoot day. It might actually be spring here. though there was still a pile of snow next to where my car was parked.