Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ahhh...the Beach


It was a wonderful week at the beach. We have vacationed in the same coastal town in Maine for the past thirteen years and it feels so much like home. We quickly fall into the relaxed mood that so often accompanies a seaside vacation...and doesn't it feel delicious! I am renewed and calmed by the sounds and smells of the ocean and delight in watching my boys play on the sand, and in the surf, as they have done all their lives. The memories we make on this beach vacation are ones we treasure and will always remember. This year my youngest was filled with questions about his early beach experiences. "What did I do here when I was a baby?" "Did I sleep all the time? Peter says I slept all the time." "Did I like the water?" In answering all of his questions I was reliving those early days and loving every memory he brought to mind.


At days' end I curled up on the bed in our Inn and spread my journaling supplies around me. I journaled about the experiences of that day and the feelings that were brought forth. What a wonderful souvenir of this vacation.

I already miss the sound of the waves.



© Nancy Lefko

16 comments:

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

Glad you had a wonderful week. Your journal pages are beautiful...and such a fun way to create a rememberance of your vacation.

Kathy said...

Isn't it funny how you miss that sound...I took in every minute of it while ocean front, as I knew I would miss it. The journal pages are so much fun! Welcome back!

whyte said...

Love your journal pages Nancy! Your children will carry such fond memories into their own adult lives. A great gift we can give them!!

Maureen said...

Great journal pages Nancy - love them all, specially the bottom one! Thanks for sharing! Maureen

ArtSnark said...

glad you had a wonderful time - great pages!

QueenBe said...

Welcome back, Nancy.... those memoried you are giving your kids will last a lifetime. I know you enjoyed every minute of that, and I am sure he did, too. Sounds like a magical time.

PCarriker said...

I miss the ocean too Nancy, glad you had a wonderful time with your family. Very lovely journal pages:-)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Your trip sounds like heaven and your journaling shows it! Beautiful work from a soul refreshed - nothing like it! So lovely!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Nancy!!! I love these...the beach is so much fun and so inspirational!!!

Hugs
Diana

WindandHoney said...

Lovely creativity in your journal!

Loudlife said...

Nancy, these pages are really wonderful! Your drawing is excellent and I love how you put the map piece in the corner - it looks like the journal text is the land mass, very clever!

Joy said...

What beautiful journal pages.

Roberta Baird said...

I love the sketchy feel of these Nancy!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Wow, the journal pages are simply awesome. Good, good job. And, sounds like a woderful, relaxing trip.

ValGalArt said...

I feel your love of this place through your pictures and words, very meaningful and beautiful!

The Paris Salon said...

What a great post!! I am enamored of the beach too and frequent it as often as possible in the summer while the classrooms are empty....
Your journal pages are gorgeous, the colors, the writing. Great capture of some wonderful moments!
BTW love your blog 'remodel'!
xo,
Gaye