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Drawing Challenge announcement: Something from the ocean

Today I was trying to get some work done in the studio. But my heart was at the beach. With each cruise ship whistle and each gull cry, I longed to go down to the beach. I looked at my studio companion and got an absolute, “you must be crazy, I’m staying right here in the sun” yawn, and so left Morgan to sleep away the afternoon…


…and headed down to the beach.

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I sat down on the warm, pebbly shore and looked around at the flotsam and jetsam around me. It looked like a wind had kicked up a ton of sea weed up on the shore last high tide. The sea weed looked like beautiful black curtains and so I decided to build a fantasy beach castle for the ocean fairies.

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One thing about building fantasy beach castles is that you have to follow the rules. Rule one is find a nice place to sit, and rule two is no getting up till the beach castle is finished. That means you have to chose the right place, a place where you find great building materials within reach.


Oh I love building these so very much. Each one is a reflection of the mood of that particular little corner of the beach.

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This one turned into a castle for small, black fairies…maybe crow fairies who talk to the beach crows and have black wings and beach glass necklaces.

I want to take it home with me, but rule three clearly states leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs.

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So won’t you come make a salty memory? I’m calling a new drawing challenge: something from the ocean. Draw me something, write, sculpt, photograph or even carve me something from the sea. 😀


Get your sea legs on and say yes. 😀

As usual, I’ll post the DC post on Friday 12th, and link to everyone who will say yes, (either here or from the FB announcement or email), and then we’ll all visit each other over the weekend. <3

Comments: 20

  • June 8, 2015

    What a lovely post ! I just love your fairy castle. How nice to leave it there . The beach looks so warm and inviting.

  • June 8, 2015

    Beautiful fairy castle, our imaginations are truly amazing, they bring so many things into reality, into being…

    I’m in on the DC; if I wasn’t at work I’d be right down to the beach now 🙂 mx

  • June 8, 2015

    “Yes!” Dear Veronica, I am in!
    Thank you for hosting, mermaid 🙂

    Ariane of Rose in Lioncastle

  • June 9, 2015

    *waves* Count me in, please!

  • June 9, 2015

    I want to join in
    love the brush in the hair, that i have done, what ever is handy when hair must go up
    lovely ocean scenes

  • June 9, 2015

    I love it Veronica! So cute and what a way to reflect and relax by the ocean!

  • June 9, 2015

    Yes, I’m in! Great choice and my favorite theme. It was on my mind to host this item but you’ve won:) Love yor castle. – eric

  • Sheryll Fong

    June 9, 2015

    I find art already on the beach. Count me in,

  • daryledelstein

    June 10, 2015

    what fun rules …. and what a fun challenge i look forward, as aways, to seeing what your creative followers create

  • June 10, 2015

    Yes, I’m in – how can I resist with such a wonderful theme!

  • June 16, 2015

    What a pretty beach……and a perfect spot for the fairy castle…I loved all the sea glass and the story. One of these days I will be caught up and catch the drawing challenge when it STARTS not after the fact.

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