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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 1:03 PM by mattdanna:iconmattdanna:
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:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)

Spring has sprung and April showers have started raining down here at HQ.

Winter rain makes me want to crawl back into bed, get a hot cup of coco, and read a book all day. But there’s something different about April showers...

Maybe it’s because it’s less cold outside, or that the days are longer, but springtime rain makes me want to play in puddles.I want to go outside and smell the fresh air, and I just feel rejuvenated. Spring is a time for me to dust off old projects and start new ones. Forget New Years, April's when I get inspired!

:thumb292604413:I want to hear from you!
Do you play in the rain?
Does spring inspire you?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!










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:icontiggersquirrel:
Tiggersquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone else hates the rain.
I know hates a strong word, but they do.
But who knows what the rain can bring?
Flowers and puddles and dew.
The rain is a mysterious thing...
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:iconinsightdragon:
insightdragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe Springrain as a great rebirth of everything that slept over the winter. I love to play in the warm spring rain. Personally Spring Inspires me to draw and create better work than I normally do.
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:iconneinnonay:
Neinnonay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spring rain holds many fond memories for me. When I was younger, if it started raining my siblings and I would rush outside just to play in the rain.
Though now I just prefer to listen to it, rain can be very calming at times. :)
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:iconvelvetbluedragon:
velvetbluedragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah I love spring rain,it's the start of new life when it makes flowers grow and gives the trees their leaves back. when the fresh spring su n is up it means only one thing: rainbows !
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:iconhadazuli:
hadazuli Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I love springtime, and I like when it rains, it makes me feel free, but I love it when the sun shines and the rainbow appears :love: , if the sky is grey... I get depressed
but what I really love of springtime, is that is the life's season!!! there are lots of flowers, and young animals (like the birds) thar appears after the long winter :D
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:iconhimitsukiyo:
Himitsukiyo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Oh my GOSH !!! Gonna love this handpicked rain themed gallery !!!! You are AWESOME !!!
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:iconinsaneillustrator:
insaneillustrator Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who wouldn't play in the rain its so fun
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:icongejj:
gejj Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry to brake this to you but there are alot of people who dont currently have spring were the live
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:icontohneeghie:
TohneeGhie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love to play in the rain, specially with my cousins.. :)
Spring do inspire me, the blooming of the flowers, trees.. its so colorful.. :)
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool. I enjoy the warm weather and the way the air smells after a good rain.
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:iconahmedshadow:
ahmedshadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
that is very nice :)
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:iconrosleinrot:
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Photographer
I love this :)
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:iconsam-432:
Sam-432 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Photographer
I like the rain very pure air and the smell of wet earth a beautiful atmosphere of refreshing rain
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:iconcardfue:
cardfue Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconnarutokunobessed:
narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you play in the rain?
I don't play in the rain. I don't like being wet and cold.
Does spring inspire you?
As the old saying goes, I think anything will inspired me to do something. When I think of spring, I think of Issac Shephard, Cherry blossom and 5cm persecond. Spring is very representational. New beginnings and endings too.
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its autumn here in Australia!! x3
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:iconrezawfs:
rezawfs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
very nice
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:icondavisnerd007:
davisnerd007 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do play in the rain sometimes. I can't say that Spring inspires me, but I do love it. It's so beautiful! And you get more time in the day. (Which I love. :love:)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never play in the rain, I hate getting wet in any other situation than taking a shower or going into a pool. Plus my clothes and shoes will get muddy :ohnoes:

Spring does inspire me, maybe not much artistically (unless I feel like doing a nature scene with lots of vegetation at the time) But I have a garden to attend to, and Spring is my wake up call to start monitoring it after slacking off over winter because nothing really needs to be done then. I guess it motivates me to get started fresh again with many things actually. That's probably how "Spring cleaning" came about - it's time to shake off all the baggage built up since last Spring =p
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Spring brings pollen, which is absolutely irritating (although I have grown strong enough to become all but immune against it). Anyway, Spring is the harbinger of Summer, and 2 words: SUMMER VACATION! :relax:
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:iconcriniti:
Criniti Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the rain! Spring inspires me alot, the majority of the art I have is based on water or spring or new life.
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:iconboltdragon31:
Boltdragon31 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
love the rain, but spring only inspires me to an extent
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:iconnewgrangehuntress:
newgrangehuntress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love to play in the rain - used to run around barefoot in the spring, on the wet, mossy grass, racing the dog around the barn - and usually took a slide and got soaked like a slip'n'slide at least once, lol! :D
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:iconalerion19:
alerion19 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I head out onto our covered porch and alternate between drinking lemonade, and running into the rain XD
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:iconearthsbeauty:
EarthsBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As a new photographer I love spring for its new birth in everything around me. From the tiny little wild flowers to the big oak tree's. I love watching which ones start budding early and which ones take a bit longer. Before I got into photography, spring ment winter was finally over. But now, its a new season with new photo ops to do. Each season has its own reasons to love it even more......now.
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:icondaisy-max1196:
Daisy-Max1196 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Do you play in the rain?

I don't play in the rain unfortunately,but I usually walk through it,watch it from inside,or sit outside in the rain and gaze out into the street/forest/other form of landscape.

Does spring inspire you?

Hmm,what a question.Well,I suppose it can at times,but it all depends on what I'm drawing:when I draw flowers or anything botanical,for example,I think of pinks,greens,and other colours often associated with spring to use when colouring them.
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:iconthejeepcj7freak:
thejeepcj7freak Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhhhh, spring. The time when I can go out on the porch, have a glass of juice, and just draw. :D
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:iconsherlocked4life:
Sherlocked4life Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
I love the rain. I'll going into my woods and sit and hear the raindrops falling from leaf to leaf. If its a light shower then the birds will come out and sing to each other and their songs echo back and forth in the lush greenness. The earth repays the sky for its rain with the musty smell of wet leaves and the freshness of flowers.
I love the nights of storms. I love how the house shakes with every thunder clap and my room fills with a brilliant light from the lightning flashes. The sounds of wind driving the rain into my window lull me to sleep.


(I was just going to put " I love the rain" but it got away from me. Oops.)
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:iconsosickoflostpassword:
sosickoflostpassword Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the smell of rain and i love to play in it. spring is an amzing time of year full of new life and its beautiful. too bad the ecosystem has gone to crap and the springs are nuthin but jumps from hot summer days to cold autumn days. :/
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the smell and sound of the rain. Could rain most of spring and I would be happy :)
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:iconyuepeters34:
yuepeters34 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when in rains, i go outside, bring my ipod and dance. it is SO much fun!
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
I love Spring. It is my favorite of all the season... a time for rebirth and rejuvenation. Everything feels so fresh, especially after the rain. My only complaint as of late is that we have had way too much rain, and it is really starting to effect the plants around here. It's been cold, so the pretty daffodils and crocuses are confused. :(
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here in the desert Southwest, we come out and enjoy the rain whatever season it happens in. Usually just 3 or 4 times a year for rain! When living in New England, Spring was the most fun of the year. Taking that last bit of ice on the sidewalk and drop-kicking it.
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:iconedtrololololol:
edtrololololol Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
what a colorful feature :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gotta love the Springtime. The daffodils are camera magnets. :)
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:icondbzlover2911:
dbzlover2911 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I jump in puddles in all the seasons!
Winter I jump in melted snow or sludge,
Spring I jump through the mud and vast rain puddles,
Summer I jump through the pools of water mixed with dirt,
And in fall I jump as high as I can before landing on the puddle, shallow or deep

But the most important part is, I always get the water to soak whoever is with me!(As long as they've known me for a few years)
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:iconstarmic:
starmic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
It was spring,I was melt by the beauty of the flowers, wildflowers how beautifull a simple flower could be. the joy was running intro my veins but I just couldīt stop aksing myself why could only me see this wonderment?
Why the others canīt stop and stay marveled with the flowers.

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:icontacomatrix:
TacoMatrix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I jump in puddles lol I love the rain winter or summer
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:iconsqu33furtheships:
squ33furtheships Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spring is awsome, the temperature is just right not to hot or to cold, and the best part is to go swimming, i love swimming :heart: ~
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:iconlola22:
Lola22 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing works! :heart:
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:iconnear-kitten:
Near-Kitten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember me and my brother once decided just to go out and play in the rain. So we put on our coats and wellies and went out to dance in the rain and jump in every puddle. At first it was just jumping; we didn't want to get our jeans wet. Then one of us fell over into a puddle and we forgot the 'not getting jeans wet' part of it and kicked water up over each other, sat in puddles, jumped in the huge ones, splashed and just had an amazing time.
I want to do that again real soon. Bring on the rain~!! :heart: :aww: :heart:
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:icondarkandtwistedtales:
DarkandTwistedTales Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I prefer summer, but April means were almost there :D
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:icontimberclipse:
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lovely
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:iconalicenyans:
Alicenyans Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
SUMMER+BEACH+HOT CHICKS+COLD WATERGUNS+FRIENDS+FREEDOM= MEE WANNNTTT Q W Q
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:iconchrissbatman:
ChrisSBatman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
coool
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:iconkitzy2011:
Kitzy2011 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I live in the rain. It is my world. But not the weak, little rains that only make you cold. The hot, humid ones where everything has a green hue and the wind is blowing gently and buckets are being dropped on you from above. And the electrifying ones, where the rain is cold but the day is hot and it's pouring, while the wind howls and purple lightning can be seen in the distance. Rain is my soul. My eyes change color to the rain. They become as grey as the sky, maybe lighter, when I'm out in it, (And not because of the hue from the clouds.). I love rain. I love spring. The flowers bloom, so I can get my pictures!
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:iconawgold:
Awgold Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I love the spring!!! Especially the damp mornings. It is always just the right temperature, and it reminds me of Costa Rica's rain forests. It's so relaxing there.
But, sometimes in the afternoon, it gets super hot, and I'm sweating in my own house! (my parents refuse to turn on the ac unless it's over 90)
But, the flowers are blooming, which gives me lots of inspiration. The birds are chirping, singing in harmony with each other. Right now I'm listening to them. I think they're nesting on our roof...
But then, I have REALLY bad allergies, and of course that makes me MISERABLE.

Look on the bright side, at least I'm not deaf to the bird's beautiful songs, blind to all the blooming flowers, or anosmic to the smell of the outside air. Well, the allergies do block my nose up, but still...

Happy Springtime!
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:iconqueelight:
QUEELIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Cool
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:iconelectragurl:
electragurl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Spring is amazing! Everything is coming to life and taking back bright colours!!!
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:iconmankoneko:
mankoneko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, all the little flowers will start poking their heads up soon. it will be lovely :D
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