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About the Weather: Hurricane Warning


About the Weather: Hurricane Warning

Hurricane Warning by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Coredinations; Patterned Paper,Stencil; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Tape: Recollections, Electrical tape; Alphas: Jenni Bowlin;Gel Medium: Liquitex; Other: Toothpicks; Map courtesy of Weather Underground

This is about our hurricane preparations when we know a storm is coming.

We deal with the possibility of hurricanes every summer. I think it's important to document how we handle them. Not every part of the world experiences a hurricane and we might not always live in a hurricane zone. How we handle them now also slightly differs from the way my family handled preparations when I was a child.

Preparation for hurricanes is rather monotonous. As the storm approaches, we experience lots of rain bands. I chose bland colors to reflect the monotony. The yellow reminds me of our caution. The diagonal hash marks on the patterned paper remind me of the sideways rain while the chevron pattern reminds me of our concern for safety. Hurricanes move in a circular fashion. I chose to distress the cardstock by sanding hash marks in a circular pattern. I also stitched some haphazard circles around the edge s of the distressed circle. To further reflect to movement of the storm, I added wood arrows and used a stencil with gel medium to add arrows around the circle. I chose red letters for the title and made red hurricane warning flags to add contrast while also supporting the theme of the layout.