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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

By the Sea..A Regal Royal Queen Mother and Baby and more. Free clip art

Hi everyone. So many of my favorite images and pictures are tied to the ocean. There is something about the salty air and pattern of the sound of the waves make that replenish my being. . My grandmother lived a mile from butterfly beach near Monticieto. She always had beach towels in the car "in case".  As a little girls we would go down the steep road between some houses and onto the sand.After getting sand in every crevice and our cheeks and nose a little sunburned we would head home. Then lower bathroom was where we washed off the saltiness. The bath tub would be left with a ribbon of sand running into the drain. I just loved taking those baths. The bathroom was a soft blue with white eyelet curtains and lovely grandmotherly nic nacks tastefully arranged on the white tile. It seemed the sun was always streaming through the mottled glass window. To top off the crisps clean sunny memory my grandparents had a turquoise station wagon with white leather upholstery.( I wonder what kind of car it was). With my family we vacationed on Balboa Island and went to Santa Monica. As a teenager a drive through the canyon to Leo Carrillo and the Malibu was great fun. Then lived in Morro Bay for college. So many happy times by the ocean.



Isn't she the cutest little thing. Another children's illustration that says all is well with the world.

How this mother adores her new baby! So many portraits of this time do not convey so much emotion.

A sweet little bird and a 1700's lady to finish off the post. Another mix of images, free for your use, in clip art, ATC, scrap booking and collage work.
Thank you for all the get well messages. Much love to you all, Louise

4 comments:

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR LOUISE,
THANK YOU FOR ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS. I COULD SPEND HOURS ON END LOOKING AT GRAPHICS.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely images!
I agree about being near the sea! I miss it! We're hours and hours away now....and at least 15 hours from Maine coastlines, which we love the most.
Hugs, Diane

Liz said...

Love the images, especially the doting mother and her baby! New blog header is great. Liz

Isabeau and Mischief said...

I don't know how you do it. There is always at least 1 I'm looking for. Sincerely, Isabeau