Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rainy Day Creativity

Getting sick and tired of all this GREY?!?  Us too.  But nothing stimulates the creative parts of your brain quite like a rainy day.  This would be a great time to pick up on that novel you started years ago.  Or start that painting you’ve been thinking about.  I decided to write a poem:

I love you Chicago with your wintery ways
your mind-snapping cold and your long cloudy days

I love you Chicago, all your potholes galore
your slush-covered sidewalks and frozen lakeshore

I love you Chicago, you’re windy, no doubt
my umbrella is broken, it’s all inside-out

I love you Chicago, and although you’re a pain
you’ll always be home, in sunshine or rain.

Eh? Eh?  The next Poe, no?  Ok, maybe not.  Perhaps more inspiration is in order?  Don’t forget to eat breakfast though!  It takes a lot of energy to be creative!  Maybe one of Ray’s famous breakfasts at Ray’s Bucktown B&B is in order!  We’ll get those creative juices (and coffees and pancakes and omelets) flowing!

Nothing inspires your artistic self more than this great Chicago establishment.  Go see some new stuff, or revisit the old.  $25.50 for adults, $19 for students and seniors.

Another Chicago tradition, the Museum of Contemporary art will have you tilting your head and furrowing your brow attempting to unlock the mystery of modern art.  $12 for adults, $7 for students, and children under 12 are free!  Closed on Mondays.

Are the walls in your home looking a little bare?  Do you need something to spruce up the place?  How about supporting some Chicago artists by heading over to the Leigh Gallery.  They sell art of all shapes, sizes, mediums and styles.  You’re sure to find something you can’t go home without.


Never have graphite and paper looked so good together.  Neither have the subjects of these drawings focusing on the theme of love.  Go warm up with some fuzzy feelings at the AdventureLand Gallery. 


Well, whaddaya know!  Ray’s has plenty of art too!  From pottery to paintings to pez dispensers, you’re sure to find enough art to keep you occupied for days.  And the best part?  You can stay in your pajamas. 

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