Category Archives: Mermaids

SEASIDE FLEA MARKET BY-THE-SEA

June 2014 Art Journal - Page 71 WATERMARK

2014 ART JOURNAL WATERCOLOR PAGE – JUNE 

A charming little shop called Vignettes in Ocean Beach had a French Seaside Flea Market. 

http://www.vignettesantiques.com/

I enjoyed seeing was all the colorful India umbrellas with colorful  pennant flags blowing in the ocean breeze.

“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,
You and I, you and I, oh! how happy we’ll be.”

There were sea shells, vintage Japanese glass fishing floats & handmade signs announcing we live by-the-sea for our front doors.  Couches with seahorse pillows sprinkled with starfish garlands set the mood for a seascape color scheme.

Vignettes Treasures 5-31-2014 - 10

I loved the colors of these ribbon brooches.  I might put them on my favorite beach hat or wear them on a blouse when I’m having a happy day.

Ribbon Pins 6-2014

My real find today was a sea shell with gold trim, which I tied with a silk ribbon to my turquoise bead necklace.  I also found this Mexican Pelican bead in a basket of trinkets for $2 each.  I tied an orange ribbon on it & added it to my Trinkets & Treasures dish on my shrine table.  I think it adds just the right touch.

Later on in the week I received this Mexican embroidered mermaid bag as a gift.  it contains naturally harvested sea salt from Mexico & the proceeds of this purchase go to support the families of the woman who embroider the bag.

Embroidered bag with sea salt 6-2014

 

As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about a sea song that I love to hear.  it’s kind of old.  Frank Sinatra used to sing it.  I hope you know the tune and can sing along.

Tourmaline Bch PB Surfers 6-18-2014 WATERMARK

Somewhere beyond the sea

somewhere waiting for me

my lover stands on golden sands
and watches the ships that go sailin’

Somewhere beyond the sea
she’s there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
then straight to her arms
I’d go sailin’

It’s far beyond the stars
it’s near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
my heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore
we’ll kiss just like before
Happy we’ll feel beyond the sea
and never again I’ll go sailin’

I know beyond a doubt
my heart will lead me there soon
We’ll meet (I know we’ll meet) beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just like before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
and never again I’ll go sailin’

no more sailin’
so long sailin’
bye bye sailin’…
move on out captain

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HARBOR SEAL WITH A SEAWEED NECK WREATH SLEEPING – SEA DREAMS

Tiny seal mermaid with seaweed wreath 5-25-2014 WATERMARK

Always watching, watching the seals.  Waiting for the seals to do something I haven’t seen before & if I’m lucky, to get the moment on film.  Today the water was crystal clear.  The eel grass shimmered like emerald green shredded silk.  The feather boa kelp swirled & danced in the tide with colors of burgundy reds with tones of purples.  & there was this harbor seal sound asleep in the water.  Rocked by the undulating waves & tide and wearing a wreath of feather boa kelp like a queen of the sea & mermaid of the tides.   Beautiful harbor seal rightfully adorned by the sea.

The harbor seal wakes a bit.  The tide is changing.  Spinning around gracefully in pirouettes in a seaweed water ballet, she wraps the feather boa kelp a bit more securely, takes a breath & submerges back into sleep. 

Seaweed dreams for a harbor seal rocked to sleep in a sea lullaby.

Feather boa seaweed seal scarf 5-25-2014 - 5 WATERMARKNote:  I am aware that otters wrap themselves in seaweed to sleep safely as the seaweed is an anchor, which holds them from floating away.  I did not know that harbor seals do this, too!  I was amazed, delighted and over joyed to have these magical moments with this harbor seal, but then everyday is joyous as an artist by-the-sea.

 

BEACH COTTAGE WITH MERMAID WEATHER VANE

Beach house Mermaid 5-2014

 

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