Monday, April 4, 2011

Seaside Sunday…

So after the crazy April Fool’s Day snow, we got this magnificent day in the 50’s on Sunday.

It was very windy but I just felt the need to hit the beach and visit my favorite ocean.

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One thing I love about North Beach in Hampton Beach, NH is that it is Rock Fairy heaven !

The rocks get rolled around by the waves at high tide and the sounds of it is like laughter.

Like the rocks are playing with the waves and laughing.

You can hear it her, in spite of the wind…

Sometimes, I make rock statues with the gorgeous smooth stones on my beach and leave them behind for the tide.

Yesterday, I continued with the angel making and left this on a huge cement block by the seawall.

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I added a little Rock Fairy love to it as well.

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It was almost high tide when I arrived at the beach,

which means that there is no sand to walk on on my rocky hang out.

That’s just fine though.

I was able to sit, breathe, listen to the rhythm of those magnificent waves playing with my rock friends and have some moments of peace that I can only get there.

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That place fills me up.

It’s only fair that I leave a little bit of my love behind when I leave…

 

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My Sunday morning also involved some art-making at home.

My postcards for the Postcard Swap hosted by Hanna are almost ready to go.

I really enjoyed working on them in the morning sunlight yesterday.

This is one that I really love :

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I actually used bits from a colored photocopy of a page from my art journal from 2009.

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I had made color copies of a lot of my pages for some class or something and never really used them until recently. It is really fun to use bits of your own work to create something new !

I recommend that you visit your local copying place with your journal and color copy some of your favorite pages. Then you can revisit and re-use stuff that is uniquely yours in other pieces !

I hope you have a great Monday, Beautiful Ones !

Big Love !

25 comments:

beth said...

i wish i could have walked the beach with you....i needed to make angels this weekend with the sound of the ocean swirling in my head....

i love your angles and the love you left behind....

xo

dosfishes said...

I spent many a summer day on that beach in my youth, your vieo brought all those memories and the sound of those rocks came flying right back. Love your pages. xox Corrine

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the rocks!

I also love that you always spread your love around!

Happy Happy!
Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmy,
Thank you for the minute at the beach!. You are the best sharer of all things wonderful. I love you,
Mom

Nadeja said...

Let me try again to enter under the google account. It did not work the first time :):)

Sherry Smyth said...

Just a little piece of heaven to listen to the sound of the waves...one of my favourite sounds in the world...I could sit for hours and just stare at the water.

I love the little drops of love you left on the sea wall...and can only imagine the smiles on the faces of the people who come upon them!!

Karin Bartimole said...

ahhhh, I feel refreshed and alive just visiting you here, though I wish I could walk along the beach with you for real!! love your angel offerings, and your postcard!! magical monday hugs Kim, xoxoxox k

Olivia said...

WOW, so creative My Queen. New work from old. Rock sculptures on the beach with your message rocks too. And the first video I have seen of you!!! Moving pictures and sound too...how great!

I am so used to associating beaches with warmth, so it's interesting seeing a cold beach in NH to realize the different ways the sea can be.

I hope you have a wonderful week, xoO

Chel said...

This post made me feel so happy and inspired. I especially love the beautiful angel- I know it will touch many people who see it. You are such a bright light!

MB Shaw said...

I think I would also love this beach, me being rock obsessed too :) I got a kick out of your comment and me + Somerset, me being in the trenches. lol it is so true......
xoxox

Susie Riley said...

LOVE your beauty queen - so sunny and happy!
A good place for the heart to be on this day.
xos

Janet said...

Your day by the ocean looks so peaceful. I love that you take rocks but also leave some. too.

And your postcard ROCKS! I love your art.

Kate said...

Your postcard is awesome. I sure wish I was getting it. Love the beach and the angel rock is perfect! I see that you probably got rejuvenated on that trip. Hurrah for that. I so wish I had a beach close by.

Kate

MyPinkTurtle said...

What a beautiful post, Kim ! You are such a lucky girl to be able to spend time near the ocean ... I miss it so ...

patti said...

Lovely to be by the ocean playing with rock fairies!

Beautiful journal page!

Roberta said...

Oh, how I miss the ocean!!! I loved your post, as I could almost smell the salty sea air! Fresh air! I love how you leave behind little "gifts" for the next beach visitors :-)

You know how to brighten someone's day :-)

Happy week to you!
Roberta

Woodland Rose said...

A friend of mine who lives in Maine describes the sea rushing through the rocks as applause. She is a self-described queen. Bravo to the two of you, rock fairies and sea swells. I will listen to the sound over and over.

Terry Hartley said...

That is sure a sweet angel. Just like you, Kim!

rebecca said...

loving your angels theme.
thanks for the walk on the beach.
just what the doctor ordered.

Spadoman said...

Your beach looks like a nice place to be at any time. Low tide, high tide.
I often visit a rocky beach on the Great Lake Superior. Same smooth rounded edged rocks. I have seen where some have left piles, (Inukshuks?), but there is no tide that takes them. Lake Superior has a tide, but it is only three or four inches. Yet the lake is so vast that you cannot see the other side.
Each rock was a mountain, so was each grain of sand. They weather away in wind and the natural tumbling in the water. Each rock, each grain has seen all that mankind has done. They have witnessed it all and have all the knowledge. We learn from them. They speak to me and it seems they speak to you as well. And hey, you make them speak to others! Very Cool!
I like the cards. Using my own creations to create something else? I wonder if I can. I'll try, but first to get something finished in the first place. I'm busy now, but not getting anything done because I come to blogs and look and see and write.
Good stuff here.

Peace

Joanne Huffman said...

What a delight it would be to walk the beach and find one of your angels!I love that you used pieces of your own work for your delightful postcard.

rachel awes said...

i loveLOVE your art!
eeeeeeee! love!!!
on canvas & on a beach
& with wings & with crowns
& with hope &
i like you anywhere!
xox

Marit said...

Ahhh, your post made me homesick! I can't wait to visit my parents/hometown and stroll along the seaside too! (Yep, I was born behind the dunes...) Your cards are wonderful! I recently started to use pieces of my own (copied) work as borders. It is indeed fun to re-use your own art!

Gwynnie B said...

Thank you for your very sweet comment, Kim, and sending love my way :)

I love your little rock fairies! Next time I go to the beach I'm going to create some fun rock sculptures on this side of the 'street" in California!!!

xo
Gwynnie

Gollywobbles said...

Your postcards drew me into your site, and I'm so delighted to discover a kindred spirit in MY neighborhood!!! I work 3 miles from North Beach and spend many lunch hours walking there. I will watch for you amoungst the rocks, as I also am also drawn to them. Warmly, Sam Johnson