Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Barefoot Dreams Art Challenge".....

I'm so happy to be participating in Sandy Babb's wonderful "Barefoot Dreams Art Challenge"....rush on over to her blog, it's beautiful and you have until Tuesday to link up your creation.
She has several images to choose from and you must include the word "Dream" in your creation....of course I chose the beach scene!

This image speaks to me on so many levels, probably because we have a little girl about this age, and we all love the beach...we've gone every year since she was a baby and stayed at the same beautiful beach house on the Oregon coast. I love the happy and contented look on this little girls face! Her mom and dad are nearby and I get the impression the world is her oyster.....what happy memories she's making!

I originally was going to use vintage wallpaper as a background (shocking I know!) but instead came across this antique book cover that had just the right colors for what I wanted.

I then found just the right sheet music to include with an "admit one" ticket (oh yes, please admit me to Summer!) It's a rainy cold day here and you can see what I'm dreaming about...:).

I didn't want too much embellishment but I did have a bag of seashells that I've had forever that made a fun frame around this dreamy little girl and her happy family....

So I do hope you can join us in this fun challenge. You can go to Sandy's blog and see her own beautiful creation that one lucky person will win, along with some of her wonderful art stash!
My fingers are crossed!


Miss Sandy said...


I love it! The beach holds a very special place in my heart to. I adore the tiny shells that frame your chosen image and YES, please admit me to summer too! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

Vee said...

It is simply darling! I thought that you had chosen a pebbly beach with the background, which is exactly the beach I know and love. Oh it is very special. Loved seeing it!

Rhonda said...

Gail, you never cease to amaze me. This is darling and you are right, her face tells a happy story. What can be wrong at the beach? Right?

Love it and I adore this's so fun!!!

Dora said...

She does look content doesn't she? A charmingly sweet sentiment of carefree summer days at the beach. Even more so as I am in Oregon too. Thank you for taking me away from the dreariness today. Just lovely.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Great job! I almost picked this pic myself. We are Oregon Coast visitors as often as we can! Where do you go there? We are mostly central coast now, but southern when I was growing up. We now only live 1 1/2 hrs away.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Super cute! Love it!

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Gail, It was so great to meet you today. Your blog is lovely. I'm so glad I can put a face with name!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Gail
Yay! It worked! I know there were several blogs where I couldn't leave comments either, probably because of the same problem. I'm glad you had your email available so I could let you know what was happening.
Have a very lovely week!
hugs, <3 ;) =^..^=

Heather said...

Oh Gail, This is just LOVELY!


honored for you to visit. Love your post. My dream is to live at the beach one day... xo Laura