The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening.
What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of the beach and my interest in the uncanny mysteries of the sea. I feel so at home at the beach. I love the sea breeze and the smell of salt water in the air. I can sit in a chair under an umbrella for hours and look at the water and BREATHE. A week at the beach is my therapy for the year. I love it so much, I bought Jergen’s Hydrating Coconut Milk Body Cream so I could smell like the beach all the time!
I thought of this ad when I was putting my card together. Those sea-monkeys really made an impression on me!
I loved to read comics when I was growing up. I read Archie, Richie Rich and Little Lotta comics until they fell apart. Anyone remember these ads? I begged my parents to let me order these, they were only a dollar! I never did get to order those sea-monkeys, but my friend did. Turns out they were just little seahorses, but they were FASCINATING!
I had fun designing my “mixed media” collage. I went through my stash and collected embellishments that were “sea worthy”. I even melted the fibers of the mesh with a heat gun to grunge it up.
The bottle filled with tiny seashells is my favorite!
This month’s challenge theme on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog is For the Guys!