Monday, February 6, 2012

A Bit of Art and Vacation Pix

I've missed you, but am totally relaxed and taking each moment as it comes, which is the only way to be when you are on vacation. I am on the Gulf of Mexico on Santa Rosa Island - Pensacola Beach to be exact. It is beautiful and the condo we are staying in is exceptionally appointed.

I did a sketch of a lovely shell that resides in a bowl under the TV shelf. It is not my best, but I decided to share it anyway.

I am planning to do more sketching and perhaps a watercolor or two while I am here, but for now I am acting like a lazy feline, lying about and doing as I please. I am, however, making a visit to the workout room first thing in the morning during the week (I take weekends off) and doing my morning jog. I am also walking the beach at least twice a day, so hopefully I will not turn into a fat cat while on vacation.

I wanted to share with you a selection of photos I've taken while I've been here. I've not seen a good sunset yet - too cloudy, but do have one clear sky photo to share. The thing is as the sun got closer to the horizon, so did the clouds obscuring it - go figure.

Surfers - believe it or not!

I hope to see you again while I am away. I am reading your blogs and enjoying your art tremendously. I am also really enjoying the books you are making in A.R.T. I haven't been good about leaving comments. I am truly being a lazy feline.



  1. Take it easy and have a wonderful vacation. You certainly have a beautiful view and your pics are amazing. It's cold and dreary today here in Michigan but NO SNOW! Yay!

  2. What an interesting shell! And, your photos are just beautiful. I'm so glad about our chat .... I need it! hugs, nancy

  3. I can hear the seagulls from your photos! And I love sketching shells! Yours is lovely.

  4. Welcome to Florida! Very peaceful photographs. It never even occurred to me to sketch shells - of course I avoid the beach like the plague anyway - lol.

  5. Oh dear, I have a question! How do I comment in a picture rather than in words? I loved the colors and lines of your seashells -- but being a bear of very narrow focus, I didn't realize at first that they *were* seashells becuase they reminded me of certain of my own sketches and so I thought they were actually sketches of-- well, I should just show you, so how do I post you pictures? Ah, WAIT -- I found where you give your email address on the profile link, so I am emailing you my version of you seashell. I sort of morphed it. Hope you enjoy my take on it as I enjoyed yours! :)


  6. Looks like an awesome vacation! I like that little sketch