Sunday, August 05, 2007

Morro Memories

After I asked for suggestions for a name for this page, I really started looking at what I had done. I realized that I had unconsciously beaded a favorite place of mine. Morro Bay, CA is on the central coast. As you can see by the bottom picture, it has a huge rock in the bay with sand dunes creating a breakwater for the harbor. The three pearls in the gold cirlces represent the three smokestacks which are a focus of the beach skyline. This page was great fun to do. I used some of my favorite colors and also completed a bead challenge for our Bead Society. I love going to the ocean. It is sooo soothing to me. Somehow it renews my soul.
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12 comments:

freebird said...

Told ya the black line was the California coast line! Can't say as I thought of a bay though, but you are right. There is the rock! What a great surprise to find you beaded something you like so much.

KV said...

This is great! I have been to Morro Bay and I can appreciate your fondness for it. Lovely representation.


Kathy V in NM

Brenda said...

You can certainly tell you had fun doing this piece, it is full of laughter. I love the technique you used for the foam, brilliant!

Robin said...

Isn't it just the neatest thing when your work reveals the subject on completion? I love that about working improvisationally. Your ruffle edge is fabulous, and so appropriate for the piece. Great!!!

Sacredartist said...

A very nice piece and what a surprise to find it is a place that you like to visit.

Vicki said...

I love the energy of your piece! My husband and I stayed at Morro Bay State Park last March and it became one of my favorite places!

It's great to see your soul's interpretation!

Lillian said...

Turned out beautiful! Being by the ocean is soothing for me also. Thank you for bringing back great memories of Morro Bay for me too :o) Lillian

Grace said...

It's beautiful Arline... I love that part of the coast as well, brings back warm happy memories for me.

Judi D said...

What a great finish, the piece really does move.

matilda said...

bellissimo Arlene, viene voglia ti tuffarsi per un bagno.
ciao, matilda

Sunni said...

It is great, I can see the ocean when I look at it.
Beautiful beautiful work.
Sunni

beadbabe49 said...

wonderful series you have here!