Thursday, August 19, 2010

A WEEK AT THE BEACH...A WEEK OF INSPIRATION


is Buddy enjoying being off leash, or what?

We went to Pacific Way Cafe every morning for coffee and a croissant...I just love it there...
I love all of the pictures on the walls too.  In fact we modeled hanging the pictures in my studio the same as they do at Pacific Way.  It just seems so homey and gives you so much to look at.

 


I loved what someone made out of driftwood.  It looked like a doorway to the path.  There is usually a big driftwood house that we explore somewhere on the beach, but this was different and very simple.
and here is another...
and of course, there's crabbing. We caught quite a few but all but one were females, so we threw them back.

walking the ridge path that Lewis and Clark walked...
oh, to have a house on the ocean...

this is a house that has been featured in magazines...there is a rock wall on the outside...cool, huh?
here is a great store called Romancing the Home...
and of course with all this nature, I picked up a charcoal pencil and sketched a few shells...
I just LOVE the beach...

14 comments:

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh my goodness..I enjoyed these photos so much! Thank you so much for sharing your trip. It was as if my feet were right there with yours. :))

P.S. Sweet Buddy can come live in Middle Georgia anytime.

Hugs Of Georgia Sunshine,
Terri

Blenda said...

Hi Lori,
So fun to see your pics of the Oregon coast. You've really captured the feel of it. Thanks for sharing! ~Blenda

Rebecca said...

Hello, glad to have found your blog, thanks to Victoria.

What lovely photos and your Buddy is a dapper fellow! We have a Black and White Sheltie named Bailey :)...

Diane said...

Okay, you must know that you were in Paradise--I loved this post!!

Kiki said...

Beautiful post..full of charm and beauty and so much gorgeous-ness in all of your photos!
I am happy you liked the creative spotlight on you..it is my pleasure..I love your work and wanted to share your sparkle wiht those I know!
hugs
Victoria

Tammie Lee said...

it looks like you had a wonderful week at the shore! sweet ocean sketches....

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Lori - I see you joined my blog and wanted to pop by to thank you and see what I could see!
Your photos of a beach vacation are picturesque - it looks like such a beautifully peaceful place to be and is it Murphy? your dog - he/she is in heaven! But mostly, I had to comment on your lovely charcoal drawings...
talented woman!

Carola Bartz said...

Lori - your photos are truly beautiful. I could feel the ocean, the wind, the special beach smell. Your sketches are amazing. I enjoyed this post so very much. Thank you for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Lori, welcome back and your trip look sooo FUN!! These photos make me smile!! Oh and i adore your sketches lots! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Maki said...

Seems you have had a great time! Lots of freash air, nature, inspiration and more. Truely refreshing! xm

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hey Lori,

I LOVE your beautiful photos and your sketches...fabulous! I just got back from the beach too. We're so lucky to live so close, the Oregon coast is amazing. Hope you had a wonderful time!
♥Jenny

Odd Chick said...

Oh my- did you ever make me long for the beach. I live in southeastern New Mexico and a long way from the ocean. But my soul longs for the sea and all things there. Thanks for taking me along with your photographs and seeing that lovely dog, Buddy, was a treat too!

Carrie Joy Byrnes said...

Just beautiful!!! My husband I are trying to work some magic and be able to move closer to the Ocean. Thanks for sharing these pictures...it was inspiring and relaxing just to look at them. My dog loves being off leash at the beach too! Only time really for him.

Lynnstreasures said...

Hey Lori,

thanks for sharing your beautiful fotos of the beach....I love all things beachy too , and we do hv gorgeous beaches...however I m not a fan of the sun ....my fav time to go in when the sun is going down....do come to hawaii someday...

love lynn