Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Late Summer Break

These past couple of days I have felt quiet and wordless. As though a switch has been turned off, or I've been put onto auto pilot.  Natures way of reminding us to have a break from the routine, step away,  recharge. So I will do just that. We are away to a cosy place among the sand dunes by the sea, soon. A place to let the ocean breeze toss the cobwebs into the atlantic surf. I wonder what the mermaids will do with my old thoughts?
In between I'm going to look for dragonflies and kingfishers, read about belladonna, mandrakes and maybe do some wild swimming?

I have a painting on the easel but it's not quite finished yet so that will have to wait until my return to show you by which time hopefully it will also be professionally scanned and  available to buy as a new print.
I will be back in September  finger stained from blackberry picking, refreshed and ready for Autumn.


Before I disappear I thought I'd share some new additions.  I've always had a 'thing'  and been drawn to glass cabinets with treasures inside. Well recently at the local Car boot sale I was lucky enough to pick up this for £20 which I thought was a bargain. My collection of shells fits happily and now do not need to be dusted.

The other new addition sits happily on top of the seashell cabinet. A gorgeous hare. ( large middle one)
My Dad bought me this as a surprise very early birthday present ( he saw it , bought it and couldn't wait until December to give it to me! ;)  Thanks Dad xx

My Etsy shop will be closed from 26th August until 5th September.
So until then, I'll leave you with some songs I've been listening to lately. See you soon  and make the most of and enjoy the rest of the summer.

 





24 comments:

  1. have a wonderful inspiring holiday!

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  2. I did that today!
    Went to the sea, searched for mermaids, huge magical dragonfly buzzed past my salty tangled hair.

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  3. Barbarix...Thanks x
    Maria-Therese... How wonderful am looking forward to being near the sea :)

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  4. Wishing you a wonderful, restorative time.

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  5. Sweet, safe and magical travels to you.... ahhhh, the sea. I had a weekend there, my one away time this summer! Think I need to schedule one for early fall.
    Hope you do get some "wild swimming" in and that the salt wind sweeps away the old and brings you the inspiration of blue mermaid magic.

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  6. Have a wonderful time and collect some beautiful images and memories.

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  7. The images of your seaside retreat remind me of one of my favorite places. I always find it a soothing and refreshing experience. Something about the sea that calls to me.

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  8. Have a wonderous and rejuvinating time at the seaside! :-)
    ~ Deb

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  9. Enjoy your break - love the Hare and Nick Drake.

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  10. oh I long for the sea. Your cabinet was a fantastic bargain, I love it and what better than nature on display.

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  11. Enjoy your break, I've been feeling rather lethargic over the last few days too, I'm waiting for the injection of energy that autumn usually brings. I love your hare, I have one very similar to the smaller one on the left.

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  12. Oh, have a quiet rest, wonderful weather and a lot of lovely emotions! Laugh a lot and enjoy yourself! And gather impressions for further inspiration!:-)
    The black rabbit is gorgeous! A choice, made with love...

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  13. Have a wonderful relaxing holiday Karen.

    Jeanne
    x

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  14. Love the collection of hares. enjoy the break. we all need time to stop and stare, recharge the mind and refresh the spirit. Look forward to your return. Andrew

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  15. Enjoy your break...I hope you enjoy a peaceful and contemplative time. Thanks for sharing the Dead Can Dance and Nick Drake videos - two of my favorites. Theresa

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  16. Hi Karen, I adore cupboards with glass doors hiding their treasures within! I always have done since I was a little girl and now after all these years I'm the lucky owner of 3! (I never thought I would be!)Yours looks lovely, especially with your gorgeous things on top. Have a lovely break. Jess xx

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  17. I hope you enjoyed your seaside break, & found your dragonflies & other magical creatures! :)

    Am rather in awe of your fabulous car boot find!! It's been raining on every opportunity I've had to go to any lately...booo hooo!!

    xxx

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  18. Have a well deserved beach combing break. The atlantic breezes will clear your head for a few days at least. Looking forward to catching up with you in September before we go off for a few days in Jersey.
    Take care and relax

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  19. Ooh! Loove Nick Drake. Went with a friend/fiend to see the Tribute to him at Warwick Arts Centre with Robyn Hitchcock among 'em. Fabulous night. I also like Way to Blue which is beautiful.

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  20. I hope you are having a wonderful break. Thank you for visiting my blog and saying such nice things about my mosaics. I really appreciate it!
    Penny

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  21. Thank you so much for a lovely blog, beautiful music, photos and your wonderful artwork. I purchased two of your paintings a few months back, and I so enjoy them. I recently started a blog called WiccanWrites on blog spot. I hope you will come visit after your break. Hope you had an exhilirating time. Robin Larkspar

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