ARTIST BY-THE-SEA – 2014 ART JOURNAL – Live is so lovely living by-the-sea. Everyday is filled with inspiration & joy. This week in August was filled with heat & humidity from a storm in Mexico. I walked on the beach in Pacific Beach and spotted cooked lobster shells decorating a fence. I laughed at the macabre humor. Shore birds scurried back & forth & to & fro in the surf on the beach. In La Jolla a brand new beach was created by high tide waves on a south-facing beach. A little pool area where the seals would take their babies to swim is completely filled in & people are walking all over the reef rocks, which were not accessible. I hope the surf takes this new beach away this winter so the seal pups can swim there again. I picked up sea shells & even found a fossilized clam shell! The tide brought in lots of By-the-Wind sailors, which are not jelly fish & look like crisp textured cellophane. I had never seen these before so it was exciting to view them! The week finished out with a pink sunset sky and a full moon above. Isn’t life lovely by-the-sea?