Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Breathe of Fresh Air

by Staci Louise Smith

I have been really busy the last couple months, and I had hoped to have a tutorial sort of post today, but alas, I barely got unpacked from Bead Fest (you can read about that here), and it was time for School and then Labor Day at the shore with the kids.  

And I still have not unpacked from that.

I thought I would share a little bit of my vacation.  I love the shore- even if it is stormy, which it was- the ocean was rough and the winds were harsh at times over the holiday due to a hurricane off the coast.  We still managed to take in the wind (fresh sea air) and walk the beach.  We had one good beach day and were able to swim, and another sunny day we got to spend in the bay since the beach was closed.  

If you know my work, it should come as no surprise that my pieces are often inspired by the sea, sea creatures and finds / treasures left on the shore.

Here are some pictures that inspire me from the weekend, whether its the colors, textures or the shells I have found.  I even included a couple of shot of how I display these things around my home to keep the inspiration going.

So I am ready to clean up tomorrow and get into the list of things I need to get done in the studio.  My juices are itchin to play though, because I am always inspired when I come home from the shore.

Do you have one place that seems to inspire you more then somewhere else?
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