Monday, September 1, 2014

simple things~give-away~Bella Grace Magazine



I walk the beach almost every single day. 
It has become my daily ritual, simple pleasure. And every day, I seem to find a treasure...
or does it find me?


The simple sacred treasures of the Sea find me.

One day I was lying on the beach, Shavasana pose, at the waters edge, allowing the waves to wash over me. A seashell landed in my open palm.  
I grabbed hold tight. 
I listened to the Sea talk to me. 
She comforted me.
She gifted me. She held me.

I hold her sacred everyday.

I make art with her gifts to honor her beauty.


I am honored to be featured in the beautiful premier issue of Bella Grace
"discovering magic in the ordinary" 
Unlike any other magazine this thick book-like collection of poetry, gorgeous imagery and  journal-type prompts is a timeless addition to your  reading pleasures. 
Stampington & Company invited me 
and She is Three 
as well as other artists, bloggers, writers and photographers to participate in this blog hop~giveaway. 
I have a complimentary copy to gift
 and you have a chance to win! 
Simply leave a comment below...tell me...what simple treasures find you? What do you collect? How do they speak to you?
Winner announced Sept 1 
comments close midnight Aug 31


keep checking the Stampington blog above for more ways to win !


30 comments:

Misty said...

Oh my goodness, where do you live that gifts you with the most gorgeous shells?

My simple treasures are found through the lens of a camera. It's light and shadow, glimpses of skin, the blur of movement and color.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

xoxo

Kim Mailhot said...

Been beach combing loving a lot with the visit of my sweet niece here. Oh, the Sea...how she enraptures me.
You bring such beauty to the world, lovely Deb. You are a gift !
Love ya!

Kim Mailhot said...

Ps I have already won my beautiful copy of Bella Grace. Please share it with another beauty seeker! ❤️

Deb said...

beautiful beach treasures Deb ... what a gorgeous corner of the world you call home ♥ I love how you incorporate the shells and driftwood into your art creations!
found treasures ... my grandson finds the loveliest little heart shaped rocks for me & I stumble across feathers quite a bit ...
our walks find us with pockets full of treasures xo
congratulations on Bella Grace & thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I love the colours of this post. I love to collect leaves in Autumn-the shapes and spectacular colours draw me in. When I was growing up on the Canadian Praries, I'd collect pussy willows in the spring and bullrushes (cat tails?) in the fall.

d smith kaich jones said...

don't enter me, but i just had to stop and tell you i still have 2 bottles of florida beach sand on a table in my living room - 2 bottles you gave me to remind me of that cold but still wonderful january visit. and one more time, i say thank you.

:)

Michelle said...

I'm with you. I collect a lot of things from the natural world: shells, feathers, rocks. People bring me rocks back from their travels, and so do I. A free little token to remind me of where I have been or want to go.

PhaeLea said...

Beautiful finds! I usually pick up interesting stones, perfect pine cones and in another month or so, colorful leaves. And my little girls always bring me flowers from the garden.

Jo Murray said...

A leaf skeleton
it's history in it's bones
fragile, enduring.


Congrats Deb...you are a legend.

suzanne said...

Oh Deb, I am right there with you...walking on the beach is food for the soul. You have collected some lovely treasures.

Stargirl said...

Beautiful autumn leaves that have left their tree home. Such lovely gifts laid at your feet.

gma said...

I collect synchronistic moments. Often birds/bird calls call my attention to a "coincidence" So do bird shadows.I also watch for other signs and symbols. It is fun! Also collect feathers, stones, shells, pretty little found objects...

Debra Fillingim said...

I love all natural things but I am partial to sea glass. I have a jar of glass collected along Lake Ontario where I spent summers with grandmother. I made my sisters and my aunt (grandmother's daughter) wire wrapped pendants with crystals and beads-using the sea glass-it made them cry. I am always drawn to the water which I also connect back to the years on Lake Ontario with Gram.

vstefani said...

I collect gifts of the earth--stones, sea glass, shells, feathers, twisted branches, bleached bones--to grace my world with small altars.

anab said...

papers + books find me. i collect papers and words. i love words, it brings wonder to my world. i love papers, it brings me joy!

Ariane Cagle said...

What beautiful photos and beautiful shells! I wish I lived by the ocean instead of the farmlands of Indiana. Here lately I've been collecting nature's gifts like acorns. I found a tree full of them last week and had to bring home a few.

Karla @Art Whisper said...

Congratulations Deb!

You have a way with words and your finds are something I would pick up when I'm walking the waters edge. Such a lovely place to visit here.

Good Day,
Karla

kimmysue said...

I would love to be able to walk on a beach every day. As a water sign- Cancer- I am in my element when i am near the water. It inspires me and calms me at the same time. when I'm at the beach, I looks for beach glass and heart shaped rocks and smooth little rocks (worry stones).

Seattlemom said...

I collect heart rocks....all sizes. they come home and nest at the feet of the Buddha who makes his home in the garden. they also cluster on the front porch and fill bowls on the windowsills. (*your photos are yummy*)

Karen said...

I too collect shells - and have a pottery bowl of them at work. they are my touch stone when I need a calming moment. If I could get to the beach each day I would be in heaven - but I am hours from a beach. sigh....

elky said...

I collect moments of joy, which I used to miss before starting a gratitude practice.

e-everydayart.com said...

i'm a feather gal :) living in new england has increased by feather treasures by quite a bit! i collect every falling gift--use them in art, put them in jars, and on my desk to remind me I HAVE WINGS.

xoxo

(thanks for this chance to win!)

Mandy said...

I love how you share your visits with the sea. Nature finds her way to me each day, whether it is simply stopping to smell the tumble of rosa rugosas, having a feather at my feet, seeing a glimmer in a stone. There is beauty all around :).

Squirrel66 said...

What fabulous shells! I would love to live near a beach that yielded such treasures.
The simple treasures that find me are the wild creatures that come into my garden (in the UK) - roe deer, badgers, squirrels, owls, bats, a variety of birds, butterflies, dragonflies & moths.

Osagegypsy said...

I find rocks in the shape of hearts. I don't pick them up, I want to see them again and share them with others as they are found.

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Rocks, rocks speak to me. They are scattered here and there in my home. Bowls, saucers, or sitting as is. Every size comes to me. Mostly smooth ones, a rough one only grabs me on occasion. Congratulations on being in the Bella Grace premier!!!

mudpieKT said...

I love these photos of the shells and your art. Such a truly ecstatic experience to have a seashell deposited directly to you! Wow!

I collect beautiful awesome moments in my little iPod photos -- and they feel so much more tangible, for some odd reasons. I think it is in the act of taking a photo, it just causes me to pause, and also let go.

Thanks for the chance on your beautiful magazine feature.

Sherry Butcher said...

Beautiful beach treasures. I live in Las Cruces NM near the Mexico board. I get found by photos in all kinds of magazines and some books. I use them as ideas for my card. TFS.

echoes said...

Photographs of simple moments and lovely glimpses of life- that's how I find my treasure! Thanks for sharing!

bigbird34 said...

Books! They can be old, new, torn, faded and any color under the rainbow. They are all precious.