Thursday, July 24, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday ~ Beach



There couldn't have been a more perfect topic at Inspire Me Thursday for me, as we'll soon be preparing for our beach vacation in Coastal Maine.

I can assure you I will be spending hour after hour wading in the tide pools with my youngest in search of hermit crabs, green crabs, clams and baby lobsters. These creatures are given comfortable homes during each day at the beach and even get to snack on dad's fishing bait. At the end of the day they are lovingly released back into their homes by my son, the steward of nature.

© Nancy Lefko

18 comments:

Paola said...

Oh, the plans for your vacations sound really nice! and so is your illustration too!
I love the vintage touch in it, a very special piece!
I hope you and your family have a great time!

marina said...

Great piece, Nancy [love the two girls].
I enjoyed reading about the little vacations you "provide" to the little creatures; and thank you for explaining that they are release back into their homes...:-)
oh...and congratulations on being published: that's wonderful!

Karen Mowrey said...

Very cute, love the background!

How old is your son? Sounds like a great adventure whatever his age. Memories to feed his adult soul someday.

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Nancy, from a fellow New Hampshire artist !

Your collage is lovely ! Beautiful busy nymphs !

Vacation plans sound wonderful ! Aren't we lucky to be so near the ocean here in NH?! Enjoy your beach time magic !
Cheers,
Kim

Gaia said...

Really really LOVE your work... not sure if I wrote this already, but evrey time I visit you blog, there's an eye candy waiting for me. This collage is fantastic!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

ah...sounds like a wonderful plan for a vacation! Where in Maine do you go?
eBeth

Forever Young said...

this is delightful.

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

What a lovely collage!

Hope you have a fabulous vacation...I'm loving your itinerary!

~Alisa

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great piece love the blue tones in this and the swan. Have fun collecting lots of periwinkles, clam shells and beach glass. We were up in Maine the last (2) weekends enjoying all the wonderful tide pools and waves. Have a great time!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful imagery and Congrats! Have a great vacation, I love Maine, especially, Portland! Happy weekend!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

namesconnie said...

Nice job. It looks so vintage, too. Sincerely, Connie

Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful pic! And your words are filled with excitement! Hope youreally enjoy your holiday!

Tammie Lee said...

I wish you a wonderful beach vacation!
Your art is charming!

Flying Colors said...

Wonder "Sea Nymphs" with wings that speak. A couple of sweet guides for your beach vacation!
Have a great time and lots of fun, relaxing and rest...
Hugs to you!

Jenn: said...

What a beautiful image. Have a wonderful time at the beach. I used to love capturing the sand crabs on vacation as a girl too.

Kstyles said...

This is very nice!

laurel said...

Great collage!

navylane said...

your sea nymphs are adorable! have a wonderful time at the beach... it sounds like a divine vacation awaits!