Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ocean Inspired

I have always been inspired by the sea. This week I happen to be in Florida visiting my daughter Audrey. We visited the ocean today and I got re-inspired all over again. :)

Inspiration...

Photo by me, taken today (Feb. 22), Florida Atlantic Coast 
Shells collected by me today
Craggy shell I found today - amazing color and texture!

The Beads...




Inspiration (photos by others, as noted)...

Atlantic Ocean by Merek Misztal

Ocean by Omar Fallaha

The Beads....



Inspiration (photos by others, as noted)...

Ocean by Orient-Express

Ocean by Katarina Stefanović

The Beads....



Inspiration (photos by others, as noted)...

Unknown source, via One Trick Pony



The Beads...



I end my stay in Florida this Thursday (back to the frozen North!). I'm sorry to leave so soon - I really enjoyed my brief re-aquaintance with my old friend the Sea.

beachcombing from Karen Totten on Vimeo.

9 comments :

  1. Love your picture choices Karen, such calming images! Love your beads too, they're a perfect match!

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  2. Your photos are inspiring. Your beads are wonderful. The little whale is adorable. It looks like a great trip in many ways.

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous ocean shots (by you and others) and what lovely beads.

    Totally unrelated, can you share how you imbedded video from Vimeo into the blog? My hubby was trying to do that and Blogger didn't seem to want to embed any video that wasn't You Tube or from your own device. :/

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    1. If you use VIMEO to upload your video, there is an option in the SHARING feature to copy iframe code and embed that in the HTML portion of the blog post. Hope this helps!

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  4. Beautifully evocative post Karen...I'll be glad when I can get to beach - not been too safe here lately!

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    1. Ya hope that you will be able to do that soon!

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  5. Beautiful photos and beads! Have a wonderful time with Audrey! Spend some time RELAXING! xo Genea

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  6. Beautiful, love how you've captured the textures, shapes and colours of the beach in your work.

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  7. I love the sea. It is where i feel most at peace. The photos were like a virtual beach trip. Thank you for sharing the, And your beads, as always are outstanding and inspiring to work with,

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