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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sea Turtle (Sunday Sketches)

Today I felt like I needed some colour and whimsy. I've been finding myself looking at a lot of beach pictures lately. It's one of my favourite places to be...sand & sun...feeling warm to the core. I've been needing to feel that safe place. We are still kind of reeling from hubby's dad's diagnosis. He is on his second round of chemo but unfortunately one of the meds is causing his heart rate to increase to a scary number so they've taken it out. This med is also a major part of the chemo so...  

Anyway, I've noticed a lot of sea turtles in my beach browsing and decided to draw a mosaic type one because I knew I'd get a chance to try a lot of different designs and colours. I don't know why I chose the patterns I did but looking at it now, I can see how they all make me think of some of the different emotions jumbled up inside of me. 

It feels great to have drawn something again and to be back on Sunday Sketches. Thank you Alexandra for hosting this art community. I hope you are feeling better. I've been avoiding the art blogs for a bit because I didn't feel inspired to do much. I'm really hoping with the beautiful weather that's finally here, that I can get myself back on track and keep making new things.


  1. Kim, your turtle is incredible. I am so glad that your art helps you to process what you are experiencing now. My husband has a chronic illness so I know a lot about all of the emotions that can get jumbled up inside. Writing is my way of processing some of that. Good luck to your father-in-law and to all of you.

  2. Can see the 'magic' in this turtle ~ lovely and detailed ~ Sending you all distant healing reiki hugs ~ not easy to see our loved ones so ill ~ Great post and sketch for SS ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. That is a gorgeous turtle with almost mandala pattern. I feel for your family's health travails and hope there is improvement

  4. The intricate tile like designs in your sea turtle are all gorgeous. I especially like the lattice like design on the hind legs. Blessings!

  5. Kim, I love your sea turtle. Your detail is amazing! Thank you for joining us again this week. :)

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your father in law. I hope they find some way to help him. You and your family are in my thoughts. I love your turtle, he has such beautiful details. I am glad you created him.


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