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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today I'm Missing the Beach



I've lived in the country for 7 months now and after being raised and living most of my adult life at the beach, people are always asking if I miss it. My answer has usually been not really except missing my friends and fellow artists. I guess it's partly because of the amount of work it's taken to get settled in the country, cleaning up a large house and property and re-organizing my art business has had my whole attention. For some reason today as I was scanning photos of past art I did while living in Laguna Beach, my heart seemed to ache just a little as I was reminiscing. I hope you enjoy some of my"none rose"paintings.

10 comments:

  1. Christie...I grew up in Southern Cali but have made Oklahoma my home for more years than I lived on the West Coast. I will NEVER stop missing it...not ever. Whenever I'm able to go 'home' again (although there is really 'no home' to go to anymore) I feel like I've returned to the very place my heart lives. Oklahoma is lovely...beautiful in fact, and I love her people...but, inside I will always be a California girl. I miss her so much.

    Your work is blessed by the Most High. His love and grace is reflected in all you do. I hope someday to be only half as good as you.

    Love to you this day~Rebecca

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  2. You KNOW I love some of your "non rose" paintings! Actually I have three of them in my "beach themed" bedroom! They are always my favorites. Life takes us on different paths each day. And although we may not know our destination, I DO believe it is from the journey itself we learn the most. I miss you at Country Roads, it was always so nice to take some time out of my day to chat with my friend!!

    Take care, Sue

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  3. Hi Christie,
    These are simply "beachy perfect" LoVe everything you do !! I can almost smell the ocean air !! Nothing beats that .. something soo serene, and relaxing about the beach ..

    We are blessed to have wonderful friends that live in Emerald Bay, right smack on the beach front .. It's a beautiful town, and you can always go back and visit .. Just a day trip away from you .. huh ..

    I always enjoy everything you share .. You have a beautiful heart, and such talent overflows .. Have a blessed, happy, dreamin' of the beach day ~
    BiG HuGs ~tea~ xo

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  4. Hi sweet friend,
    I love the picture with the hollyhock... super beautiful, I hope your week has been good to you.

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  5. Awww...sorry you miss the sand and surf. Maybe you can take a little mini vacation after this next show? We made our plans yesterday to attend your market on the first day. So excited to see everything and everyone again!
    -nancy

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  6. Christie,

    We miss you too,
    and you are welcome to come for a respite and stay in the guest cottage when you are ready for a break.
    Love the beach theme in todays post and the skimboard is amazing!

    XoX p

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  7. HELLO,
    YOUR PAINTING ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL, MY FAV IS THE THRID ONE DOWN, ITS JUST REFRESHING AND BEAUTIFUL :)THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIES WITH US :)

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  8. I can imagine...that is how I would feel if I moved to town...I'm a country gal through and through. but soon you will have new memories!
    rene'

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  9. I love the first one - the plumeria. I miss the islands for these flowers alone! Thanks.

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  10. Dear Christie,
    I have 2 of your paintings (1 is a little blue bird, and the other is some roses). I am happy to see that you are expanding into doing some beach themes. I have always dreamed of having a little painting of a beach cottage. I like the one that you did. I hope that you will continue along this theme. My style is beachy, cottage, shabby...roses, shells, some birds, crystal...that sort of thing.
    Nancy Charles
    P.S. I grew in Long Beach, lived in Huntington and went to church in Costa Mesa.

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