Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shells and Beaches on the brain.....



Hi Everyone....

I am still amazed at the weather these last few weeks....it is like a super hot summer here already and last weekend we spent our time at the beach....and in the water too....that is unheard of for May....but I am not complaining....only enjoying every moment....and today thinking about all things sandy and beachy....so I worked on some shell inspired sketches today.....I have always collected shells my whole life and love them....they are amazing and so beautiful....and now our son has also acquired this love of shells and he is collecting shells too.....I think they are like magical pieces of natural art.....each one has its own story....

I also remember when my sweet husband took me to Sanibel Island and Captiva Island ...the shell capital of the world....and I was in awe at the shells we found at the beach....so amazing.....a memory I will never forget....and I have shells to prove it!

Happy Sunday Everyone....and Happy Creating.....

12 comments:

Simona Cordara said...

When I was young I used to pick shells when I went to the sea. I think I still have some boxes somewhere... eheheh!!! Love your shells!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Beautiful drawing of the shell collection and it is something I have always loved collecting.
I remember walking along the beach with my dear old Grandmother who used to walk with two walking sticks as she had broken her hip, when I was a little girl and picking up the shells for her.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

martinealison said...

Qu'il est bon de ne penser que "coquillages et crustacés"!!! de bons moments à la plage...
et le soleil comme témoin... Génial!
Gros bisous à toi ma chère Diana. Ils sont vraiment adorables tes dessins de coquillages.

Leovi said...

Pretty shells, delicious designs.

Christine said...

lovely seashells, they are magical!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

love the sketches....and looking forward to our family beach trip next month.
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful sketches of the shells.............aaah happy memories. xx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

this is perfect... we live near the water but shells are rare in the bay ....these are gorgeous... nay chance you could send some of your warm weather my way???? unseasonable freezing here...xx

Melisa said...

Such pretty shells! It's really amazing how many different shapes and sizes they come in. Almost like flowers.

Tammie Lee said...

shells really are a treasure. yours are lovely. we on the other hand have a high of 47F today! and rain, the world looks like a lush rainforest.

Alexiev said...

Great illustration... I love black and white with color detail ... as the sand ...

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Kokopelli said...

Hm, lookinig at my sketch and yours, I think yours looks a lot better. *LOL* But both brought summer feeling to me and that's all that counts.

 
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