Monday, 16 January 2012

Easing Back Into Reality



I went on holidays to the beach and the only thing you are getting 
is one measly little sketch...



I had a sketchbook all prepped...
and had grand intentions of getting in and doing all sorts of creative things


But this is it....

a quick view of finally coming out of the long walkway 
and finally seeing that first glimpse of sea...


The walkway is beautiful,and you wander through the tea trees and the scrub
along a wonderful boardwalk
and keep walking
and walking


But it is all about what is at the end
of that endless walkway...
look at this beach...
one of my favourites
and even better is that this is almost as busy as it gets
we are so spoilt in Queensland...



So looking at this I am sure you can understand why only one sketch was done
and coming back to reality is a little hard after a glorious week
of summer and sun and
the smell of salt and the sound of waves....
somehow the drone of the pool filter just isn't the same


sending some sun and sand to all those who are cold and miserable,
and if it makes it any easier
the weather is positively sucky today
so it isn't always beautiful one day
and perfect the next
no matter what the marketing people say...
mind you it is pretty close...xx





28 comments:

WrightStuff said...

OK, yes, officially very jealous.... I am actually wriggling my toes right now imagining how they feel with sand between them!!

VonnyK said...

As always a gorgeous picture and really makes us realise how lucky we are to live here, sucky weather and all.

Love the colour of your sky and great to have you back.

Hope you are going to turn the other phots into pictures.

Christine said...

I love beaches, wonderful walkway to heaven!

pauline said...

oh Tracey, this is anything BUT a measly little sketch!
According to those photos, i'm surprised you got ANY sketching done! Breathtaking.
Yes, getting back to reality is always a bit difficult.
Take your time, ease into it, and you'll be ok. :-)
xoxo

Serena Lewis said...

What a lovely spot to while away the hours....just heavenly! I love your sketch and I reckon one sketch is better than none so good on ya! :)

Carol L McKenna said...

Fantastic paintings ~ Even an artist needs a 'rest' ~ just like in musical composition ~ 'rests' are all part of the finished product ~ Wonderful work ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Georgie Horn said...

Makes me yearn for my favorite Beach..Edisto Island in South Carolina. Check out this lovely place:
https://www.google.com/search?q=botany+bay+plantation&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_IITT_XKAoqDgAe5z8zeAw&ved=0CEgQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=655

Joanne Osband said...

Your "measly sketch" says soooo much with such delight! Nice touch with color and simplicity of line. I am ready to go down that path to the beach :)

Jenn Girl said...

This is wonderful! I absolutely love it!

Tammie said...

thank you for the sun and sea, we did get snow yesterday, yea! now it looks like winter, so lovely, as is your art. plus it holds memories for you!

Lorinda said...

Sigh....it looks beautiful--so sunny and warm. Your sketch is wonderful. No need to 'say' more! Welcome back!! xx

Jehanne's doodles said...

I can well understand how we get only one sketch :) It looks so wonderful and warm where you holidayed :)

Alicia C said...

very very cool! a vacation spot like that is good for incubating great future creativity more than creating within it! awesome sketch though

Ginny said...

This looks like such a beautiful spot. Your sketch captured it perfectly.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came from CED this week. I see you on so many challenge blogs, lately, I was glad to see you are participating here, too. Really a gorgeous scene, especially since it's your summer.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I love your path. Enjoy every bit of summer that you can :).
Stay inspired!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh so beautiful- we used to live in the Caribbean...so, I know all about living in paradise :)
Welcome home!
x
Stephanie

Fallingladies said...

This is wonderful, the art and the place! So jealous, can't help it here in the snow!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Oh to be on the beach - listening to the waves, feeling the warmth of the sunshine - the sand beneath my feet! But no, I am here in the snow and ice and cold for another few months yet! Your sketch is very beautiful and it allows me to dream! Wishing you a happy week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Carolyn Dube said...

Welcome back to reality! That one sketch is the one I would do too, since it is the photo I always seem to find and love on vacation to the beach. There is such a feeling of giddiness when I am near the end of the path and almost to the beach! So, your own private beach - quite a luxury! Glad you enjoyed it!

spaark said...

Oh...envious! You are so lucky to live down there. Our family is planning a visit very soon. I am still thinking of a 6 month house exchange in the next few years. keep sending us warm thoughts...and picyures of surf and sand.
Julie

Victoria said...

Wow..so gorgeous..you are soo lucky! beautiful art as always.....and looks like a blissful time away..shine on!Another fantastic post!
Beautiful
Victoria

Jennifer McLean said...

I love it, so beautifully done. You captured perspective perfectly. You're SOOO good at perspective!
Best,
Jenn from JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from Creative Everyday.

We Three 3 said...

wonderful sketch! That is a huge accomplishment in my book. I don't get much art done on holidays. Glad to know you had a good time.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Basking in your warm post--we are freezing here is New York!

Sabina said...

Wow your illustration here is even nicer than the photo--and both are beautiful.

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

For just "one measly little sketch" that one sure packs a punch. Beautiful! I want to be there. Right. Now.

Rita said...

Two below zero here. Ahhh--that looks warm! ;) No one can blame you for life getting in the way of art--LOL!