Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beach Combing

Ditching the studio
 is sometimes a nice

a new creative outlook..

so we headed to the beach last week..
before all the spring breakers hit the sands..

we arrived early..
and had the place to ourselves..
which is so nice..

a paradise..

being alone affords you the luxury of combing..
and the best shells are under the seaweed of course..

after Hurricane Irma,
the beach was in rough shape,
but they have really cleaned it up and it is back to normal now..

what a balm for the soul..
warm, powder sand and the sound of waves..

I brought back a couple of shells for my collection..

and kept my snacks under wraps..
or the thieves below would have enjoyed them...

I have a large collection of small pearl shells..

and they made me think about
working with torn and ruffled edges
in paper once again..

funny how one thing will remind you of another..

isn't it?



Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful day you had in this wonderful spot, dear,- sounds so lovely to just relax and collect amazing shells, thank you for showing us the Paradise .
Hugs, Dorthe

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dear Dorthe, So happy you liked the post, so fun to share our beautiful paradises isn't it? Sending big Hugs to you dear one!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful day at the beach...thanks for sharing with these photos! I took time away from the studio too...taxes and cupboard cleaning just isn't the same!

Sandie said...

With recent snow and drizzle it is lovely to see the sea and blue sky. There's nothing better than a walk a long the breach to life the spirits.

Randi Kuhne said...

Lovely photos - thanks for sharing your day at the beach!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was really most impressed with the shells along the beach. I want to use a few in my art, too. I especially like the pearl shells. They are beautiful. They actually remind ME of buttons. I think this is a wonderful trip you took us on this week, dear Cat.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh, the beach looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Since we are sitting under 2 feet of snow from yesterday and this morning, I would love a walk on that white sand. Lovely pearl shells, stitching them on collages would be lovely. Enjoy creating. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh! Mary Ann, no it is not the same!! I have been cleaning the studio and organizing this week, not the same either..

Caterina Giglio said...

Sandie, thanks so much, I was hoping that it would be perceived as a nice break from ice and snow, I know I have lived in cold climes before and I loved taking a virtual tour of the beach in the winter. Thanks for stopping by and I really liked you blog!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Randi, it was so nice, this week I am organizing and cleaning the studio.. yippee...

Caterina Giglio said...

The pearl shells are just so tiny, Dr. E. but I am enchanted with them.. the beaches here on the gulf side are littered with shells and even though I already have tons of them, I find them irresistible!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Erika, thanks so much for stopping by, I loved your blog, glad you liked the post!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Corrine, I was thinking about you being inundated with so much snow.. REPEATEDLY!! Curses! snow again, hope it gave you a tiny respite in the mind at least, dear friend!! xox

Sharmon Davidson said...

Cat, I love what you've done with your blog! So jealous, though, that you're at the beach! It is cold and rainy here; we're starting to wonder if Spring will really come... I really enjoy your beach photos, as always. And yes, it is so fascinating to me how one thing reminds us of another... xox

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