Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Are you ready for summer?

I love love love the ocean, the beach, and sea life. Around this time of year, I start thinking about the beach. I find that just being on the beach, near the ocean, searching for sea glass, shells, or any kind of hidden treasure is such an inspiring, reinvigorating way to spend some time It's like refilling the creative gas tank. The vastness of the ocean is unending -- to me, it's like another universe in there. It's not my world to live in, but I do love to visit. I've always felt a connection to the sea.

I don't go as much as I would like to, really. Truth be told, I like to stay out of the sun for the most part. I am fair-skinned, and skin cancer runs in my family so I have to be extra-careful. These days, I take it pretty seriously.

These new pieces are showing where my head's been at, literally. They are original ACEO's and they are now my Etsy shop. I am continuing exploring this subject matter, so you will probably see more beachy stuff pretty soon. I hope you enjoy!


Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Kathy!
Oh! I love your shells!
We have so much in common! I love the beach too and hunting for shells is my favorite. Everything you wrote I was nodding my head and saying meeee toooo!
I cannot wait to get my Corgi art! I am so excited!
Have a wonderful day!

ellencrimitrent said...

ahh the beach I will be there this weekend!! We are always there and love it!! You could easily go if you use this great sunblock by Lorel which you can find in Sephora. It protects from both types of rays and is about 30.00 which is not too bad. I use it all the time.

Thanks for the comment about those losers over at D*S* well if you do not want to make money and remain hip go right ahead!!

By the way nice Illustrations!!!

Kathy Weller said...

oh my gosh Ellen, tell me about it..



Mary Beth Beuke said...

Your art is fabulous, soothing and whimsical.

We'd love our Sea Glass site or Sea Glass Blog to be linked from you.

Mary Beth -
The Sea Glass Blog -

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kathy....what fun and I have always loved shells...these are perfect!

Anonymous said...

There's nothing lke being by the sea to make you feel really alive! Your shells are lovely, they remind me that I must go back to the seaside again soon!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow, your shells are really creative. I love the added details and swirls that you decorated them with. Thanks for sharing.

jpdmom said...

Hi there! I like the shells....I am ready for summer, and I am lucky to live about 1/2 an hour from the beach. Thanks for listing my blog in your blog roll. I look forward to following your blog (I like bunnies too!)

Jamie R Lentzner

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks everyone!!

Lisa, thanks so much -- I am so glad youlike the "swirls"! If you checkout my Flickr ( I've added MORE shells and these are even more swirlified. :)

you are welcome! I found your blog through Carol Eldridge's and I like your stuff and your story sharing! So fun!!