Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inspired by Beach Dunes

Sometimes I wonder how and why I come up with the selections I do for my clients. Nature, art, film, market items and more can influence me subconsciously.

I recently snapped some pictures at the beach; then I went through some of my portfolio photos and found a direct relationship!

Not all of the colors are exactly alike nor are the textures. But the influence is there!

Red is a color that captures our attention!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Broken Shells

I love taking walks on the beach to look for shells. I focus on finding the perfect, whole shells with pretty colors. My children are always picking up the broken ones! They like the color or the shape; they just see something in it that I am not looking for. I want the finished piece of perfection.

I thought these shells were worth walking past. The large one is grey and dirty and most of the others are broken. My kids stopped to pick them up!
When I looked a little more closely I realized how pretty the shells were.

There were even a few of my "perfect" ones mixed in.

This old work table belonged to my grandfather. We spent hours together building dollhouse furniture on this table. It is old, worn and "broken" in places. I keep it stored in my attic and I often think I should just pull it out and put it in a room where I can enjoy it for all of it's flaws and the memories that make me smile.

I think I will ask my children!

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Red, White and Blue at Sunset

I have always loved the line up of flags along the dunes at the beach. The sunset on Friday night just added to the ambiance. The breeze had every flag flying and waving--Happy Fourth of July!

What a classic scene! The dune fencing, the crisp white lifeguard stand and the spontaneous song writing of three teenage girls. And of course the flag flapping in the background and an incredible sunset.

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