Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer & Beach Inspiration

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
-- Michelle Held

Sand Castle beach scene bookcover, by BookWraps (Whimsey's newest shop!)

Inspiration abounds in the wonderful warm days of summer. Gardens are blooming everywhere we look and everything is green. Even in the hottest days, we find delight and creative ideas in the colors and sounds of the ocean and beach, the warming sun, bright beach umbrellas, garden flowers, green grasses, and palm trees. As Henry James once said, "Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."

Many of our team members are at their BBEST in the heat, and here are some of my favorites for you to enjoy.

Handmade Pleated Shoulder Bag, by Whimseys

Sea Treasure - Beach Glass and Coral Earrings, by NightSkyJewelry

Watercolor - Waves on the Beach by YankeeGirl

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Sea Shell by the Ocean, by Chris1

Summertime Summertime SumSum Summertime, by LaughingOtterJewelry

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

The Beach, by BethPeardonProds


MagdaleneJewels said...

I love all of these beautiful reminders of all the beauty of nature one can find just walking along the sand on the beach.

The Filigree Garden said...

The quotes and creations you chose are lovely. Makes me want to visit the ocean!

marion said...

Hot. Hot. Hot... Just the time of year for a trip to the beach, even a virtual one. Hot selection of items, too.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Thank you for the beach inspiration! I live on the coast and really should be using ocean imagery in my jewelry pieces more. Your post has given me lots of ideas. Thanks!

Sixsisters said...

Wonderful post and very relaxing to look at all of the
ocean themed work by bbest artists.

On a Whimsey said...

Great post, and wonderful selection!