Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain

But, if you are to believe oceanographer, Dr. Jeffrey Nytuen, the rain that falls from the heavens is the fundamental component that makes up our climate. It is said to affect the heat, momentum, water and gas exchange between the oceans and the atmosphere.

Dr. Nytuen listens to the rain as it falls on the ocean by using microphones that can pick up two different sounds. The slapping of the rain on the surface and then a pinging sound as the bubble created from the raindrop as the air is trapped under the surface pops.

The scientific community is very interested in rain, including distribution and intensity as rain releases energy into the air. This energy drives our climates and when how rain falls is understood, metrological predictions are easier to make.

The rain falls mainly on the plain, but the rain that falls in the ocean is the most sought out information from climatologists because ocean rainfall can create the most significant changes in the global climate.

Now that I have bored you to tears – which is another form of rain – I want you to see these gorgeous oceanic creations from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Artfire.  April showers bring more than May flowers.

Blue Ocean Pendant Sand and Surf Necklace


Desert Wind Designs
From the designer:
Blue pendant is handcrafted from polymer clay; no mold used. Necklace features blue and beige polymer clay beads that are evocative of sand and surf. Strung on natural colored waxed cotton beading cord and accented with seed beads.

Cocktail Ring UNDER THE WATER Polymer Clay and Resin



Grays Crafts
From the designer:
"Under the Water" Cocktail Ring from the "Precious Little Things" Collection
The ultimate gift. Get it for someone very special. Or for yourself.
Unique original HANDMADE design. Gold, silver, and blue combine to make this statement highly fashionable cocktail ring.
Make a splash with this awesome aquatic design!

Ethereal Art Pendant Necklace Teal Blue Polymer Clay and Glass Beads



Ecclectic Ladyland
From the designer:
This teal blue polymer clay art pendant has a shimmery piece of shell embedded in it, surrounded by an ethereal design. What do you see in it? Bubbles, tendrils, sea spray? I made this one-of-a-kind necklace using gradient shades of pearl clay in custom colors that I dyed myself. Warm and cool blues and greens with silver compliment the shiny piece of mother of pearl. Everyone sees something different when they look at this piece, as it should be, but all agree that it's beautiful.

Lifes a Beach



Mortimer Inc.
From the designer:
Life's a Beach pin. There's nothing like lounging on a chaise on the beach, under a palm tree, and contemplating the wonder of the ocean. And there's no better place to do that than in Jamaica. So here I am with my big pink hat and Jamaican flag towel. The pin is made with polymer clay. The beach section is transparent clay mixed with sand taken from Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica.
Enjoy!
Julie and Blu

5 comments:

  1. Not bored at all, the science geek that I am! And thanks for sharing the wonderful water-inspired creations! Bell rubs to Blu :)

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  2. Very cool post! Thank you for including my piece with these wonderful designs =)

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  3. Hello, Julie,
    Didn't know you have such an awesome blog! :) Was actually very interesting reading about the rain research, thank you for sharing. Not boring at all. April showers brought us this interesting blog post :). Also, thank you very much for featuring my ring with other lovely polymer designs!

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  4. Not boring at all. I love science nerdy information too. Thanks for including Life's a Beach with post. Actually it rains more times than not when we are in Jamaica, even if it is only for a few minutes. It is what keeps the palm trees green and does add a certain level of excitement to the experience. Watching the clouds form, watching what direction are they headed and waiting to see if they drop rain on us. Fortunately the rain often hits just as you are ready to get out of the sun and head back to your room for an afternoon snooze anyway.

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