April Tiki of the Month

The Tiki of the Month for April does not mind a few April showers as long as he has his umbrella handy

The Tiki of the Month for April does not mind a few April showers as long as he has his umbrella handy. He does not let a little rain get him down!

If you are new around here, the Tiki of the Month project started at the original Burnsland site and has continued here at Art by Burnsland. Be sure to check them all out!

Don’t Blame the Rain

We have had quite a bit of rain here in our area this April. As I was thinking about that, I remembered the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” So we should have quite a good crop of May flowers this year. I have already had to cut down quite a few flowering weeds. Maybe I should just leave them and call them “flowers” instead of weeds.

I try not to complain about the rain (and the associated mud). Instead, I try to just take it with a smile like this guy. After all, in a couple of months we could probably really use that rain, based on the history of past summers.

When things are not like you want them to be, look for the positives. If you can’t find something positive in the current situation, then find something positive in the fact that the situation will not last forever. It is all in how you look at things.

Don’t blame the rain. Just change your outlook.

But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. - Matthew 5:44-45

About the Artwork

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes these tikis have arms, and sometimes they do not? That is a bit of artistic license, I suppose. They only have arms when they need arms. Just like their height is determined by whether they need a midsection for whatever reason.

Here is the original sketch with the linework on top of it:

Tiki of the Month April Sketch

As you can see, there was not much variation from the sketch to the final drawing. I lengthened the umbrella handle a bit, and I added in a few tiki details, but that was about it.

As always, this was created using the Procreate App and an Apple Pencil on my iPad. No paper was harmed in the making of this artwork.


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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through Burnsland.com, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.