Friday, March 11, 2011

SNORKEL NOT STIRRED



It's http://www.illustrationfriday.com/ already. Friday is also Hawaiian shirt day. But today Stir is the theme. And I tied it in with photos of a fun day of snorkeling in Belize this year. That's pretty easy to do when your artwork is about a mermaid. I did this piece W......A......Y... back in 1997. And the swirly pattern reminded me of stirring. The piece is done in watercolor and gouache. But the swirls are from a metallic colored pencil. I also used some fabric paint for the (raised effect) of the mermaid's hair. Now let's hit the water...



The first photo shows us heading out to the ocean. Sit back and relax is the theme! That's me in the 2nd photo. Mermaid me.





















It's pretty hard to capture the beauty of the ocean with a water camera. But these photos show some of the mysteries we saw.







We stopped at an island for lunch.




















That's Patrick. He was our guide for the day. He was a really fun guy. His motto in life was to have as much fun as possible. And I still laugh at his quote, "I don't mind a mango falling on my head...but not a coconut!"


P.S. As I'm posting this I'm listening to news coverage of the Tsunami. They are saying it might be the 5th worst on record. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the people in Hawaii.



8 comments:

Amin said...

Very beautiful post! Beautiful photos!

The Retired One said...

Wonderful! You lucky dog!

DJan said...

And someone had some fabulous blue toes in one of those pictures! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sharon
your photos are spectacullar!
love
tweedles

Indigene said...

Wonderful imagery

Linda Hensley said...

I'm giving myself a lecture not to be jealous, but I'm losing that fight with myself! Looks like a wonderful trip, great photos, and great illustration too!

Amin said...

Beautiful nature photos...

Serline said...

Love the mermaid artwork, and so envious of the snorkeling; I can't swim, so I have to experience these vicariously...