Wednesday, July 08, 2009

easy care


pve design - summer shore usa
Summer is a time when life slows down and cares should be easy.  I have always loved the shore at summer, where one finds canvas totes, terry towels, lots of navy and white and just being out near the ocean. Thick head bands, easy-care cottons, perky prints, striped swimsuits, sandals, sunscreen, seagulls soaring and the sound of sails flapping, buoys buoying and the laughter of children playing in the waves without a care in the world, except catching the next wave or ice cream truck.

I do indeed hope that you are having an easy-care summer day, sand and all.

18 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Your words and illustration captures the essence of the beach. I've noticed people don't seem to look stressed, while at the beach. The sun, the breeze and especially the sound of the ocean all lend itself to feeling carefree.

Debra said...

Here in Maine we need more sun, before we can head to the ocean. So much rain! I love the feel of the the beach. The scent in the air can put me over the edge with delight. I love this illustration and would love to be stretched out in one of those lounges.

Summer is a Verb said...

Lots of sand! All is currently right in my world...XXOO

Deidra said...

I love the feel of sand between my toes. I've got the itch to get to the beach and your illustration took me there. Thank you.

pve design said...

Purple Flowers-
I am planning a trip to the shore for a weekend and am getting so excited. Frankly, I am just so looking forward to hearing the ocean and packing an easy care wardrobe too!
pve

Debra,
I love the Maine shore.
pve

Summer /Allie-
we could be sisters, sand sisters...
pve

Deidra,
I am thinking of all that sand - it could be my Ebenezer.
pve

Joyce said...

If I listened carefully I could hear the laughter of children on the beach and in the water, with the ice cream truck coming down the road in the background.

Oh Patricia- I know I repeat myself over and over... but I LOVE your illustrations and the beautiful words to go with them.

Have a golden day my friend! xoxo

Kwana said...

That looks lovely. I could use a getaway right about now.

Frau said...

You forgot cute life guards!!

littlebyrd said...

This sounds like the most divine way to spend a summer day!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

hi pve ~
i love how you have a little gull friend here as i really like watching their antics at the beach ... and they are always there!
brilliant art as always ~
sunshine on your shoulder,
prairiegirl

vicki archer said...

No sand but lots of cicadas singing away and much time spent at the swimming pool. I love your painting and the feelings your words conjure up. The French country summer is very different but lovely all the same. xv

annechovie said...

Sounds like my life year-round! LOL

pve design said...

Frau,
How could I forget those cute life-guards....shows where my head is, in the sand - that's where...
thanks for the good humor!
pve

Carey said...

So nice, a post I can almost touch. The sounds, scents and state of mind at the shore are of the MOST pleasant gifts of being alive on earth. I live in a coastal community and often take it for granted. But I am, at this very moment, planning my escape for a day on the sand.

Sanity Fair said...

This certainly makes me want to visit the beach!

Southern Aspirations said...

Delightful summertime picture. Reminds me of summering in the Northeast (though I've never done it, I imagine thta this is what it would be like!)

Rachel Follett said...

Beautiful illustration! The warm weather really brings on a relaxed carefree feeling. That is why I love Maui. :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I guess not surprisingly, I ♥ the shore, too. :-)