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How often do you get to hand feed sharks with teeth while swimming with your 9 year old? My oldest refused to get in the water.   She never regretted that decision! Granted these aren’t Great Whites, but when you are in the water with them they look a lot bigger…They were very interested in [...]

The first color I associate with the ocean is blue but the more I thought about it the entire rainbow is in the ocean.  The plants, fish, birds, the driftwood, the shells, all the stuff in the ocean is full of color.  I started with blue for this journal page but ended up adding a [...]

My virtual vacation is taking to Turks and Caicos today!  This page brings back such wonderful vacation feelings for me.  I can almost hear the waves and see my kids para-sailing high above the beach.  Notice I said my kids, not me.       Best thing I brought in my traveling art case- the [...]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtjch4UT3XY On vacation, my youngest reminded me to be in the moment.  She had grabbed one of my pencils and began drawing in the sand.  The best sand is damp sand however it’s damp because it is near the water.  The ocean has a habit of sending waves of water on the beach.  Kind of [...]

I’m on my virtual vacation, lounging by the ocean in the summer sun.  I needed a vacation, so I took one!  I couldn’t get away to the beach, being in a land locked state so I decided I could at least take one virtually!  All my friends, new and old, are welcome to join me [...]

My virtual vacation has brought me Exuma today.  Where is that? What is that?  Here’s how bahamas.com explains it: “The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau, an exotic collection of tiny jewels set in the most beautiful aquamarine and sapphire water you’ve ever imagined.” They [...]

Beach vacations mean snorkeling for me.  In Turks, there is a great snorkeling reef right off the beach just a 10 minute stroll from our hotel.  Just a pretty day, a pair of flippers, and some harmless fish…that’s what I told my daughter.  Here are her thoughts about that days snorkeling… One day on vacation [...]

Parrot fish are my favorite fish to find while snorkeling on vacation, even my virtual vacation.  I wish I could capture the colors on film in a way that does them justice!  They are my inspiration for my colorful wave painting today for Paint Party Friday!   Any scraps around were glued down- you might [...]

Sand. Just plain old sand.  And I couldn’t stop looking at it!  The water was so calm, so blue, and the ripples on the ocean floor kept me hypnotized.   My kids thought I was a bit crazy, but that is nothing new!   So much that the backs of my legs fried because of how [...]

I am so glad I booked this virtual vacation!  I needed it!  Just looking at this photo reminds me of the creative energy the ocean was sending to me!  I used markers, paint, gesso, and oil pastels for this page in my altered book.  The waves must be getting to me because I don’t even [...]