I’m a winter person… or at least I was a winter person. Perhaps I was a winter person when winter involved building snow forts at recess and snowboarding on the weekend. Once you start working full time, winter in Toronto tends to take on an entirely different meaning. For me, I feel like the past four months have been a constant cycle of waking up to grey skies, forcing myself out of bed to make a coffee, getting back into bed while drinking said coffee and answering morning emails, forcing myself out of bed again, throwing on my most comfortable jeans and coziest sweaters in rotation, completing daily tasks while searching for parking on streets filled with 5′ snowbanks, constantly brushing up against my filthy car and ruining every jacket I own, getting home when it’s dark, eating chips, watching Netflix, drinking wine, and never leaving my house on the weekend. ugh. winter.
There is, however, a bright side. Spring and summer come after winter. And spring and summer are wonderful seasons in Toronto filled with nightly ravine walks, drinking on patios, lounging in parks, jumping in freezing cold lakes, driving with the windows down, hosting delicious bbqs and most importantly, looking alive.
Now that we’re starting to see sunny skies and temps above zero, it’s gotten me thinking. Why not fill the walls of your home with summery art to help brighten even the darkest winter days? Here are some of my current faves. All of the links can be found on my Art Pinterest board.