Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The end of my day at the beach

Ah... it's the end of the day and that means it is the end of my trip to the beach (oops I mean end of my beach 'class').  I had a wonderful time soaking up the sun, the fresh air, the colorful sights of the beach, and painting!! I made new friends and I think my Beach Buddies had a great time too!! 

..... I better start packing for my trip to England!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gathering shells on the beach

I love walking on the beach and picking up shells and rocks along the way. It always feels like a treasure hunt. Through the years I've collected many memories of walking on the beach with my parents, my husband, my boys, and many friends. It always provides me with a "breath of fresh air" from my day-to-day life. 

Yesterday was my grandmother's birthday. I called her Grammy. Thinking about what I wanted to post on my blog - I remembered this beach image and how fitting it would be to share it in celebration of Grammy's birthday. She introduced my mother and I to the wise words of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and I still treasure her copy of the "Gifts from the Sea" book.   Thanks Grammy!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Off in Paris again

My infrequent posts are the result of keeping myself busy in two different classes with Laure Ferlita. The Beach class just finished and we're just finishing up another trip to Paris. I sure have had fun traveling around Paris again!!  I'll post some more images from Paris in the coming days. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little bit of green ....

Its St. Patrick's Day ... and I didn't paint a special image for today so I went looking in my recent images to find something to share with you. I decided on Old Mr. Turtle as his shell has some deep greens...  I hope you all have a special St. Patrick's Day today and I hope you're wearing some green too!

Old Mr. Turtle and I offer you this familiar Irish Blessing to celebrate the day....
May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

P.S. While I've got my turtle here... I'll leave you with some turtle wisdom:
Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell   

Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Come walk with me to the beach ....

Come walk with me to the beach.... feel the fresh sea air blowing through your hair, walk barefoot in the sand, get your feet wet, look for beach treasures and take it all in ....
..... b r e a t h e ......

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Wow - what color these exotic birds have. I guess you can't be too shy when you're that bright! 

P.S. Ryan - This Flamingo makes me think of you moving back to Florida soon.....