By guest contributor Diahn Ott
It’s that time of year when the days grow imperceptibly longer – when the daylight starts lasting beyond 4:25 pm and I always get the first little inkling of hope that someday it may be warm again.
The moment that happens, I immediately flash forward to June and begin dreaming of a week on a perfect beach somewhere. Actually, at this point in the winter, it doesn’t even have to be a perfect beach – as long as it is warm and I can hear the waves crashing on the shore, feel the salt spray on my face, and wriggle my toes deep into warm sand.
I found some photographers over at Etsy who obviously share my love of the beach, and they have inspired me this week – to look at something other than rainy streets and icy branches – to find a patch of sunshine and imagine I’m there…
About the contributor: Diahn Ott is an eclectic, self-taught artist, working primarily in water-based media such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics. She loves combining paints with ink, images with words, and natural with industrial elements. What separates Diahn from other artists is her ability to locate, and accentuate, the beauty in the ordinary by manipulating layered elements with the purity of line work. Her work can be viewed on her blog, Ottwork and purchased at her recently opened Etsy shop, Ottwork Studios.