SHOREBIRDS – My photography with information about my favorite shorebirds. A simple handmade book with small page inserts. Sea gulls, Willets, Snowy egrets, Osprey, Brandt and Double-Crested Cormorants, Black Skimmers, Terns & more!
I CARRY THIS BEAUTY IN MY HEART – At least once a month I go out on a whale watching trip. A 3-hour escape to the beauty of the sea. I am so grateful to see the lushness of marine wild life that fill my heart with joy. Tho point of these trips is not really to see the whales either, it is to be 8 miles out with the dolphins!
This is the final page in my 2014 Daily Art Journal. I think gratefulness for this year of my life as an artist by-the-sea is a good way to end 2014.
At the end of October 2014, I turned 63 years old. Life is good. An employee at Trader Joe’s gave me a bouquet of Marigolds, my friend Harumi sent me some wonderful cloth buttons from Japan, my cousin Bernadette gave me a fabulous & sacred Kuan Yuen necklace in a bowl filled with sea glass, abalone bits & other tiny treasures & my son and his wife gave me money to go whale watching! The Planet Earth gave me a gorgeous day, a humpback whale that threw her flukes 3 times, hundreds & hundreds of dolphins with too many sea lions to count “porpoising” right along with them & the knowledge that I am lucky to live every day in the beauty on this earth. If the shore birds could sing, they would surely be telling me that I am loved. Happy Birthdays are not about “stuff” they are about being in the flow of the joys that come our way every single day.