Well, can I just say it's VERY nice to return to creating after a weekend of sick children, and not feeling so great myself! But with a small window for being creative I had to grab it with both hands (and a paintbrush!)...and so the reason I am unabashedly early and organised (which if you know me is not like me at all!)
So this weeks Colour challenge is Ocean Green with the twist of "to the sea" theme too....
First instincts were immediately drawn to the sea turtle which Louise Gale posted..we have this beautiful little kids book, probably as old as me, called "the smallest turtle". We all know it as "to the sea, to the sea" because that is the song that he hears whispering and urging him on past all the perils...so it was the obvious answer....
However, I went with the next obvious one instead!..for me anyway..as being a midwife and mumma I'm never too far away from the connection with water and where we all came from.
I have spent many a day on the beach feeling my soul cleansed and refreshed, burdens lifted as i watched the waves roll in and drift away, imagining myself floating weightlessly in its womb. (it is Scotland remember...subzero temperatures almost all year so I'm doing well imagining !!) and often wondered if my affinity with the sea came from my origins in water?
This curiosity goes further when having a waterbirth with my youngest girl....with her gentle transition from womb to water, such a tranquil entrance to the world...i wonder if this connection will be even stronger in her? She is certainly never happier than when fully submerged in water...clothes on or not!! :)
I wonder if any of you feel the same? Does the sea or ANY kind of water speak to you?!
Anyhoos, that is inspiration behind this weeks piece...I hope you like it!
I've added on the last pages of the "Smallest Turtle" by Lynley Dodd, so sweet!