Monday, October 25, 2010
come away with the bohemian to this teal blue ocean... where all the flowers wear their glory in the warm sun. come up these wooden steps... to this sunny yellow room... with giant bed. come sit under this canopy beneath the stars with your feet in the sand; where the waiters bring you flower-scented water to rinse your hands before you dine on delicious fresh red snapper and sip fruit nectar in a glass... and are serenaded by the mariachi band. come walk along this stretch of soft, gritty sand and gently lapping waves... past the elaborate sign leading to... a beach made entirely of sea shells, and bits of shell. bob along with the bohemian in an aqua green/blue bath-water salt soak. rest your happy tootsies in the warm pacific sands. return home to your sunny yellow room to find freshly laundered towels in flower shapes and sprinkled with tropical blossoms. later, eat lunch back at the beach, serenaded by thee mariachi band. glory in the exquisite sunset along with the dancing fire flies. life is so very rich!! go get some for yourself! sandy wishes and flower-scented love to you...
Monday, October 18, 2010
the bohemian had a total fascination with all the architectural details on this beautiful catholic church... it was right next door to the sunday vegetable market... so she walked around the block with her camera, like a total tourist and snapped a bunch of pictures... she loved all the arches... and the carvings... and the stark white of the church against the drama of the dark clouds... the contrast of the round shapes and the sharp points... and the contrast of the natural against the man-made angles... and the wrought iron shapes of the fence... and the gates... the patterns.... What an eyeful of beauty!!! go out and find the beauty that is all around you... and don't forget to "DO" art!!!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
the bohemian is still visiting the bohemia of the southlands (costa rica). every day in the secret garden where clean clothes are hung up to dry in the fresh air, the bohemian spies butterflies visiting one of their favorite flowers... and every day as the bohemian visits the kitchen of the castle, where all the lovely aromas of frying garlic and onion waft through the doorway, these lovely hibiscus blossoms greet her. and once, she even spied a leaf fairy who gave her a shy but mischievous smile. she visited a lovely waterfall garden, with blooming blossoms galore and a variety of native animals (the hummingbirds were her favorite, although the jaguars have a rare and dangerous beauty of their own). the garden bathrooms were a treat to behold! a garden spot in its own right, with lush tropical beauty... cool water pouring from the stone spout into an intensely blue bowl... and a tiny green frog to show her the faucet handle... here she is...studying her spanish in the sunshine! it is the rainy season, so one must take advantage of the sun's warmth when it shines. by afternoon the rain will have set in.... the bohemian and her daughter came across this monster on one of their walks... they were thankful someone had slain it and it could no longer sting them. it was about the size of the bohemian's palm of her hand. flaming candles of brilliant red decorate the neighboring gardens. and the bohemian is in love with the patterns of the wrought iron everywhere... here is a sample of the butterflies' favorite blossoms... they come in a great variety of colors. the scenic valley wherein lies the bohemia of the southlands... bushes full of these laughing yellow sunbursts abound. and she DID get to see a toucan finally! but only inside of a wonderful tropical aviary.... candy-colored toucan wishes to you all... hope you take time to play today!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
little chloe looking at my travel journal for this trip to costa rica... i painted the pages before i left... and glued in some of my favorite scrapping paper... i also inked some of the pages. this beautiful butterfly was almost whole but dead when i found him but he suffered some destruction before i got him into the journal. he had brilliant teal and electric green on him. and i inserted some stamped things and some ribbons and fiber... that's right!! and i created my usual travel alphabet...hopefully these pages will be full by the time i leave for home.. artistic and color-filled wishes to you all!