This week's theme for Journal 52 is "Somewhere, a Simple Place". In my mind that morphed into a really cool place that I like to hang out in.
Once upon a time my beloved and I lived in Santa Barbara, CA. We were definitely beach people and spent lots of time doing beachy things. One of these was scuba diving. We would either dive off the local beaches or take a dive boat out to the Channel Islands. I remember one night, diving out at the islands, when we decided to turn off our lights and lay on the seafloor. We were in the middle of a kelp forest and when the lights were off we could clearly see the outlines of the kelp leaves as soft blue lights from bioluminescent bacteria flowed back and forth over their surfaces with the surge of the tide. It was amazing and incredibly beautiful and peaceful.
I never did see a mermaid (and no. That is not me AS a mermaid on my page. I am brunette with hazel eyes.) but we had encounters with crabs, lobsters, lots of different fish, sharks, rays, seals...it was awesome. Writing this makes me nostalgic for those good ol' days when we were carefree and childless. Not that I would trade my kiddos...most days. ;) (That was for them, just in case they happen up on my blog some day.)
The page nitty gritty, i.e. materials:
Precious Metal Effects paint
Dylusions spray inks
Matte gel medium
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