Monday, August 15, 2011

Beach Bliss

"At the beach, life is different.
Time doesn't move hour to hour
but mood to moment.
We live by the currents,
plan by the tides
and follow the sun."

This week for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday
the challenge was to create an image
from a movie title, so
I chose the movie Beaches.

I took this photo a couple weeks ago
while we were on vacation at Cannon Beach.
I fell in love with this place,
and am now dreaming about the next time
we get to go back.

There is something so magical about
spending time at the beach.
I can feel all my worries melt away,
as my body syncs up to the
soothing rhythm of the waves.

I also love this beach quote:
“I honestly think the beach
is the only place children
actually entertain themselves.”
--Donna McLavy

 I think this is another reason
I love the beach so much;)

I was recently reading the Charles De Lint
in which he writes about the idea
that each person has a heart home
in the spirit world.
I think my heart home would look
just like this.

And you?
Where do you feel most at home?
What place makes you feel most at peace?

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P.P.S. For those interested in the processing,
after a hue/saturation adjustment, I added
three textures: Ben's Collection 1,
Just Stitched, and Chamomile.
I erased Ben's Collection 1 from
the chairs and the boulders
to make them stand out more.


  1. I sobbed and sobbed at the movie Beaches! This photo is perfect for the movie and the processing is lovely!

  2. Genius! This is perfect.
    Heidi M via texture tuesday

  3. Hiya Joyelle,
    Very atmospheric beach scene.
    Those chairs look more comfortable than the usual deckchairs one finds on the sand.

  4. Oh, I love this! very pretty too!

  5. Beaches will always be one of my favorite movies. Great photo!

  6. oh, that makes me dream of past vacations...
    wonderful photo, beautiful texture!

  7. Oh my,,,flash back...I love this photo and the movie beaches. My favourite is Bette..she's just wonderful! A beautiful peaceful photo..I think I could day dream all day!

  8. wonderful photo and great use of the new KK-texture

    hopping over from TT (#15)

  9. That is just gorgeous! My heart home is in the Adirondack Mountains...

  10. great photo, great movie choice!

  11. lovely...and i totally knew it instantly from the photo!!

    well done. :) thanks for playing! xxo, kim

  12. Great shot...and I love "Beaches" too. I also love going to the beach, I agree, I think my spirit place would the beach as well. It's just peaceful, calming, but full of life.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bright blessings,

  13. Beautiful shot and treatment. Really captures that dreamy quality of spending the day on the beach and yes of course, it's one of my favorite peaceful places to be other than home!

  14. Beautiful photo! I love the movie Beaches and any beach is my favorite place to be. Love the way you added the texture.

  15. Hubby and I didn't see the movie (only the trailer), but your interpretation is lovely! ♥

  16. Lovely mood and I cried in that movie!

  17. I love not only your image but this entire post! I grew up by the beach and live by the beach. I am at home and centered by the ocean.


  18. I love the beach...great photo/movie title. I like the feeling the photo promotes, I can feel just jumping in and being there.