Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Beauty We Glimpse Dimly


These are the words I have been pondering.  They speak so much to me. 
I carry them in my heart like a song. 




And they carry me as I go about my days in the home, garden, my studio, and walks through the park.

Their melody plays as I make changes around our home for the new season of grey weather and quiet mood.   I've added more candles to the mantel with a scattering of more shells and driftwood...




The shells on the candles below are from a loyal customer, who has become a dear friend, off the shores of Australia.  I used  eco-cotton natural yarn to tie them to white prayer candles.  I have been lighting them every evening and thinking of you, Pamela. 




In my studio I have been painting  more CALM subway signs.  I painted this one a year ago for display in our Local Fine Art Center.  It has graced the wall of our sitting room ever since.  It brings serenity to our home.  I don't believe I will ever tire of it.   This is why I decided it was time to paint more to have available for you to purchase in my etsy shop Seawashed




This is the one available at Seawashed.  I believe it turned out better than the one in my home.  Each piece is One Of Kind, so no two paintings will ever be alike. 






I have been riding my beach cruiser 'emma' alot lately.  It is a peaceful way to glimpse the beauty in each day.  The experience is altogether different than getting into my car and driving from place to place.  There is a calm  that is worth the added time it takes to get somewhere.



The beauty we glimpse dimly...it is like breath {of life} for my soul.  It is far more valuable than gold to me.  It is what keeps me going through the darkest storms.  Beauty can be found anywhere, if we have the hearts to see it.  

Sea Tidings,
Kerrie

19 comments:

  1. I've been away from blogland for a while now, but am just getting back to catching up with posts. Your home is gorgeous, Kerrie!

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  2. The word Calm is so well, calming. I think your signs are great. Your home is beautiful and very calming!

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  3. Hi Kerrie I too find my calm entering the seasons before us, it the gentle chill creeping up on us that reminds me to create winter, and all that it offers us.
    Arranging the house to suit the coming of cold and bundling up in throws and shawls I so welcome.

    I have been adding a lot more whites in my home and the deep grey of fog. Kerrie you mentioned thoughts of me in the watching of eat, pray.,love... I too gave much thought to our friendship when I was watching the mermaid chair the other day, thinking of you our fair maiden of the sea.

    Your shells look divine and I am sure you tugged at Pamela's heart with making mention of her.
    Keep creating calm you I are inspiring.
    I can't wait to share with you my up coming holiday signs with you, a new take on a Merry Christmas with using calm as my inspiration, sharing soon.

    Lots of love to you and yours, thank you for sharing the calm beauty of your home.

    Xox
    Dore

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  4. Your home looks very calming, very easy on the eye.
    Loving my sweet lil cards that I got.Your signs are unique.Keep up all your creativity.

    ~Cheers & Blessings Kim

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  5. a beautiful ,calm home you have created!
    x

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  6. Dear friend,

    I think many of us are on the same wavelength these days. CALM, PEACE, TRANSITIONS, GRACE, all of these things are on my mind as well. Funny thing, as I attempted to post this morning, I got that horrible message saying that I exceeded my quote of photo space...so I am not able to make my post as I wish and it is frustrating for me as I am very particular about what I choose to display. HA! And my post talks about how to be graceful during stressful times....physician, heal thyself, I GUESS!

    Anita

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  7. Hello there beautiful sea maiden!!

    Kerrie, it is always a pleasure to see you come by to visit me. I found out what I could do to obtain free storage. A blogger pal said to join GOOGLE + because they offer unlimited and free storage space. I just joined about an hour ago and I was finally able to upload my new header and subheader. I hope this works!

    THANK YOU ! Anita

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  8. Always lovely. Wishing you the calmest of days.

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  9. I've missed you Kerrie xo
    But I feel like I've walked through your home with you today here...glimpsing the beauty of friendship.
    Love and hugs to you.
    Sweet kisses for Bella Bleu too.

    Deborah xoxoxo

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  10. your mantel is stunning... the images of your home are so soothing.
    Bec x

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  11. Your home always looks so peaceful, warm and inviting.

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  12. What a happy find your blog is. I Love your mantle, and I have been doing 31 days of Nantucket Style over on my blog. Love all of this! ~ Linda

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  13. Oh Kerrie, you are soooooooo sweet, thank you so much, for all your lovely words!!!!!! I am so often here in your wonderful Sea Cottage..........it´s full of beauty and peace.......i enjoy every moment here!!!!

    Have a wonderful autumn time, Hugs Jade

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  14. Oh Kerrie, you are soooooooo sweet, thank you so much, for all your lovely words!!!!!! I am so often here in your wonderful Sea Cottage..........it´s full of beauty and peace.......i enjoy every moment here!!!!

    Have a wonderful autumn time, Hugs Jade

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  15. Oh Kerrie, you are soooooooo sweet, thank you so much, for all your lovely words!!!!!! I am so often here in your wonderful Sea Cottage..........it´s full of beauty and peace.......i enjoy every moment here!!!!

    Have a wonderful autumn time, Hugs Jade

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  16. Hi Kerri!
    I created a new "Coastal Grey" board on Pinterest, you might want to take a look. Hope you don't mind, but I am going to share a few of your gorgeous grey coastal art pieces. Have a great Thursday!

    Caron

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  17. I love your beach cruiser Kerrie! We only have one car at the moment, which my husband has to use for work so I'm eyeing beach cruisers for myself:) We just moved into our own place and the street we're on is full of people riding bicycles!

    I love the "Calm" sign in your Etsy shop!

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  18. Hi Kerrie,

    This post is so very soothing. The images of your home and words feel like a balm after a hectic weekend. Bicycling in autumn has got to be the finest way to get around town. Enjoy the beauty of these sweet October days.

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  19. Such a pretty and thought provoking post. Your prayer candles with the shells are so sweet and touching, and i love you "CALM" painting too. It's a good one...

    Cindy

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