Gaelic Blessing

We just returned from a spring break at the ocean.
Calm seas were replaced by a tropical storm
until our last day....then pure blessings of a beautiful azure sky.

Gaelic Blessing

May the blessings you stand in need of, be yours.

I always appreciate your visiting my blog.

Carolina Breezes

How pleasant it is to be UN-broken. be whole be content wish for nothing more

Such are the feelings of Peace I find at the ocean
....on the hot sand
....capturing seagulls with my lens
....brushing sand off my tattered straw hat
...hearing giggles and laughter of children building sand castles
...equally cherishing the broken and unbroken shells
....being one with myself.

Today I share a new painting, inspired by such visits to
....shed the old skin
.....and live in the new
...if but for a short time.

Carolina Breezes

close up detail

This painting is 40 x 30 on gallery wrap canvas. Oil.
You may see more details at
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For my friends who visit my blog, there will be free shipping and 100.00 off the listed price.
You can place your order on the website and I will personally reimburse you the 100.00 after shipping. Sorry shipping only in the USA. 
This opportunity to have "a spot of the beach in your home" will expire on May 15, 2014

Collecting, Gathering, Sharing

Isn't it interesting the things that we are attracted to? I have often wondered why I love certain things when there is no context to do so.
Like green depression glass!!
 I have collected glasses, bowls, plates, pitchers, cake plates
and this special juice was a thrill every piece I found in a rummage, garage sale....

I marvel that the depression glass was once a premium, it came with purchases of certain foods.
Today one gets coupons...even Cracker Jacks is a big disappointment.  Remember the fun toys that USED to be in a CJ box?
So glad I fell in love with this beautiful glass, the color, clarity, patterns and history.  It is a joy to hand down to my daughter and her daughter.

One wonderful way to preserve memories of things we have collected is through photography....simply taking a picture.
It was fun to pose the little juice bowl, take photographs and then apply some textures.
Some put away their special collections, but I have found great joy
in displaying and using those objects that I have been drawn to.

How many generational hands will this bowl pass through.
Will there come a time when it is discarded, like it was before I found it?  Who previously owned had to have been 50-60 years old when it came to our home where it is loved.
Collecting, Gathering, Sharing