Thursday, February 23, 2017

Floating Near The Water

For just before he came to the river side, she had stept down into the cool clear water;  and her shawl and her petticoat floated off her, and the green water weeds floated round her sides, and the white water lilies floated round her head, and the fairies of the stream came up from the bottom and bore her away and down upon their arms;  for she was the Queen of them all;  and perhaps of more besides.
  ~Charles Kingsley (Art by Warwick Goble)

Sea Poetry
My own words and words of my favorite poets
Watercolor wash of grey on papier a aquarelle with torn edges
(original poetry art by Kerrie Sanderson)

I have been spending these Winter days in the quiet of Seawashed Studio sketching and painting with pale washes of watercolor Roses and Sea Poetry.  I have hand written in watercolor my own words from the many blog posts over these ten years about this quiet life washed by the sea.  I am calling it Sea Poetry.  I have included many of my favorite bits of poetry by Poets of old that have become so much a part of my blog language.  These are now available in my Seawashed Shop.  They can be displayed on inspirational/mood boards, push pinned to walls, tucked in books and bookshelves, or even framed and maybe given in notecards to a friend.  Whatever you would like to do with them.  I hope you will enjoy them as tiny whispers of the sea.

"and her petticoat floated off her..." Kingsley
washed by the sea

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Friday, January 27, 2017

A Quiet Life washed by the sea

"The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them, the night wrapped them;  nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices into its whiteness." ~Virginia Woolf

10 years...a decade anniversary

I began blogging 10 years ago in January of 2007.  My blog Sea Cottage was simply named after our home in Northern California.  I began this blog 6 months after we moved into Sea Cottage.  

In the beginning my daily blog posts were about my quiet cottage life washed by the sea.  My daily postings of home life, homeschooling, gardening, and camping on the coast. As my children began to leave the nest, I began to pursue my art and so my blog became a place to share my studio and artwork. 

In 2010 my brand Seawashed was established and I opened an online shop through etsy in June 2011.  It is a tiny studio shop that has allowed me to quietly flow in cultivating peace through my artwork of watercolor and acrylic paintings and most recently sketches with a pale watercolor wash. 
Over the past two years I have slowed down in blogging and moved on over to Instagram.  I am happy to see so many of you there. I will continue to blog periodically at Sea Cottage but for daily postings visit me on Instagram. 

Thank you for your gentle friendship and support throughout the years, and in the years to come. Like lovely pearls in my pocket I carry you with me on the seawashed shores. 

Sea Tidings,

washed by the sea