Saturday, July 26, 2014

Seawashed Sundays

"Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.  Assemble yourself with wild things, with songs of the sparrow and seafoam.  Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes and it will shine, Calling me." ~Jewel

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Sea Tidings,

*Photos~Coastal Living, Seawashed..

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The rushing wind

The Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bridget and said to her this:

"I, who speak to you, am the Queen of heaven.  I am, as it were, a gardener of this world.  For when a gardener sees the rise of a strong wind harmful to the little plants and the trees of his garden, at once he runs to them quickly and binds them fast with sturdy stakes as well as he can.  And thus he comes to their aid, in various ways according to his ability, lest they be broken by the rushing wind or wretchedly uprooted."
~St. Bridget of Sweden
1373 patron saint of Sweden

"He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, 
Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed He will not break,
And dimly burning flax He will not quench;
He will bring forth justice for truth.
He will not fall nor be discouraged.
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law."
~Isaiah 42

You can read the entire post at my In The Quiet Of The Sea blog.

Sea Tidings,

"And all the trees of the field shall know that I, the Lord, Bring low the high tree, lift high the lowly tree, Wither up the green tree, and make the withered tree bloom."  ~Ezekiel 17:24


Friday, July 18, 2014


"Once I moved about like the wind, 
Now I surrender to you and that is all." 

"Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are." 

Sea Tidings,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


"Let there be a place somewhere in which you can breathe naturally, quietly.  A place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns, descend into silence, and worship in secret." ~Thomas Merton

"When the full fields begin to smell of sunrise
 and the valleys sing in their sleep, 
The pilgrim moon pours over the solemn darkness 
her waterfalls of silence,
And then departs up the long avenue of trees."
  ~T. Merton

Long white curtains flow from our windows.  They are linen and tattered at the bottom.  Giving a weathered coastal calm to the rooms. The oak cabinets throughout our home are being painted grey, like the marine layer that often covers our valley.  
The land around us lies dry in the Summer heat, and our garden struggles to thrive, but I wait for the water falls.  I believe water is coming, water like a flood, to relieve us from the drought.   Until then we find shelter in our seawashed sanctuary with waterfalls of white surrounding.
Sea Tidings,

*Photo~ Dar Amina

Friday, July 11, 2014

Seawashed Studio: An Artist's Retreat

"Painting is silent poetry." ~Author Unknown

Seawashed Studio
My quiet retreat washed by the sea... 

in a faded palette of whites

 free of clutter so creativity flows 

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." 
~Leo Tolstoy

French doors allowing the natural light in

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
~Henry David Thoreau

 "When the warmth of Summer's sun lingers long into the night, its too hot to sleep, so I paint."~Kerrie Sanderson

Washed Hearts

The English Rose Series

"Of the flowering of blossoms,
of the purple waves of the sea..." 
~Virgina Woolf

I am an Abstract Painter.  Painting has always come naturally for me.  I began painting abstracts in High School with oils on canvas.  I have been educated in oils, watercolor, ink wash, charcoals, pastels, pen and ink, drawing, drafting, metal and woodwork, art history and just about every aspect of art.  Even with my education I have never studied an artist's work to accomplish my own.  I  just naturally let flow out of me onto canvas or paper whatever is within. Abstract painting allows me the freedom to just let beauty come forth.  I get caught up in the way the paint moves across the canvas and  how the colors blend effortlessly.  My artwork is quiet, not intended to dominate a room but rather be like a soft whisper.  I use a color palette that brings calm to a space.  Most of us are in need of a dwelling place to rest and rejuvenate, to find sanctuary in.  My heart desires to cultivate peace in all that I paint.

"We look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;  for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal." ~2 Cor. 4:18
This is my newest series of paintings...
{click on the links to read more}




"We want something else which can hardly be put into words-
to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, 
to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it,
to become part of it."
~C.S. Lewis

White Doves

"Her poetry, dancing upon the shores." ~W.B Yeats

 There is so much to inspire me along the Northern California Pacific Coast.  I get lost in the layers of sand and sea...colors that I try to bring into all my artwork.  


Sonoma Sea Coast

"the sea was so beautiful and it was so good to run along the cliff-tops in the fresh air and frolic in the sea." ~Claude Monet

"I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible." ~Claude Monet

Claude Monet is my favorite artist.

"To rest my soul in the quiet of the sea..."

Seawashed Subway Signs

Pismo Sanddollar Watercolor

and soon Coastal Pine will be underfoot, so I can be messy

Seawashed Studio
washed by the sea...

This is my Artist's Retreat.  A place of calm.
a quiet artist's sanctuary.
"Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage
for hosting The Where Bloggers Create Party 2014.
Please visit her Blog for the link tour and enjoy 
all of the creative spaces.

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