I need vitamin sea.

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

let it take me

let it take me

each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me.― Gary Paulsen The year my husband had a sabbatical from Antioch we lived in Lindos, on the island of Rhodes, Greece for six months. Our four kids were all under 10 years old and our daily schedule was the beach at 9am, until time for dinner. It was the best six months of my life. 12x12, $240.

where the land touches the sea

where the land touches the sea

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” ― Hermann Broch There is no dream I cherish more than to live by the sea. This is an encaustic painting on a birch panel, wired for hanging. It is 16x20 inches, created June, /2015, and the price is $240.

no fear of depths

no fear of depths

'I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.', Anais NIn 36x36 $3000

setting sail

setting sail

“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor, Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt This is an encaustic painting on a birch panel, wired for hanging. It is 12x12 inches, and the price is $240.

Fly into the mystic

Fly into the mystic

“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea.” ― E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems Every drop is part of the whole and each of us is a drop in the universe. sold

the tonic of wildness.

the tonic of wildness.

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.” ― Rachel Carson Will we be able to save what is most precious? Time seems to be running out. What can I do to make a difference? This is an encaustic painting on a birch panel, wired for hanging. 24x36 inches, $480.

happy anywhere I can see the sea

happy anywhere I can see the sea

"It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.” ― Anthony Doerr. The sea addresses both the challenges and joys of life; facing grief and loss, the seasonality of being and the beauty that comes from accepting our impermanence. The continuous in and out of the waves, I feel so much more alive beside it. 16x20, $360.

Where the land touches the sea

Where the land touches the sea

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." Mary Oliver, 12x12, $200

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