Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Journal Page


I made a new page in my journal celebrating sea glass. Have you ever found any? One beach by my sister's seems to get quite a bit. (The beach is in Oxnard, CA). Several years ago I would walk the beach with her as she walked off the hurt of her husband of 18 years leaving her. I found mostly brown (guess there are lots of brown bottle beer drinkers), some green and on a rare occasion a bit of blue. I also found some white but that wasn't very exciting. So I made an ocean page with some sea glass on it. I really intended to make the sea glass more dominant but it works this way as you have to look for the sea glass just as in real life! Hint: if you click on the page it will enlarge and you can see it easier.


The picture was made with Pan Pastels mostly. I added a bit of sharpie poster pen and white gel pen for the foam, waves and birds (I wish the birds showed up better too). A touch of colored pencil for shading and Pitt Pen for writing.

11 comments:

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

This is beautiful :)
I've never found any sea glass :(
Will have too look harder!! ;)

Jacquie said...

wonderful idea..all the coasts I've been to and never found any sea glass..always look though :o) Very pretty

Carol said...

What a wonderful piece. Takes me right back home to the shore of Lake Michigan, where, if you know just where to look, you WILL find sea glass.

Linda J - By The Sea said...

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jessica said...

This page is beautiful, Timaree. I love how you used the Pan Pastels

Tammy said...

Truly lovely and so peaceful!

pam T said...

very pretty! no sea glass ever found by me, and there is definitely none here.... :)

missy k said...

Beautiful and inspiring journal page.

I love 'searching' on the beach. I love the bits of old smooth wood too.

Karen

Claire M said...

I feel like I've found a treasure stumbling on this sea glass entry! This is a lovely painting, and your reflection is a wonderful addition! I'm so glad that you've shared this page and your warm reflection.

P.S. I too love to collect sea glass. Now I'm thrilled to have your reflection to ponder as well.

Julie said...

I love your journal page Timaree! We were on holiday in Cornwall last week and I picked up quite a lot of beach glass, it was mostly green or brown. I like to stitch it into my work sometimes.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Such a beautiful relaxing piece - I have found sea glass - I love the book too by Anita Shreve