How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Arthur C. Clarke
I feel like I have woken up from winter and, while I’m not over the loss of last year (there were many losses in fact), I am feeling encouraged. This year has started off well business-wise and a new client heaped this wonderful commission on me. I think it reset my brain. If only I could focus like that all the time. There are so many things I would like to do. I keep wondering if I have ADD but it’s more likely that this tech-filled life has addled my brain. My attention span is spastic. It’s not that I can’t concentrate, because I will stray into a subject on the computer and not come out for hours. It’s that I can’t prioritize, or I can’t (after making my to-do list) focus. I know what’s most important but am easily lured away. I am just like I was in grade school, easily distracted from the task at hand, and way more interested in other people than I am in doing any work. I crave people. Always have.
That’s why I love beading these mosaics. When I am working, I am in the moment and completely happy. That brings me to my latest work…
I just finished a commissioned mosaic for a wonderful client in the Pacific Northwest. This is an elaboration of an earlier 4″ piece, “I Dropped a Tear in the Ocean”. This one is 10″ in diameter and was such a complete joy to create that I could barely stand to send it away when it was finished.
For reference, I studied photos of Pacific Ocean waves breaking off the Oregon coast — such amazing colors and textures in the waves.
Some day I will live near this majestic mother, the Pacific Ocean. Until then, I will long for her.
Here are some more quotations about this dear expanse:
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
H. P. Lovecraft
But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
H. P. Lovecraft
Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?
Every drop in the ocean counts.
I don’t know if you can change things, but it’s a drop in the ocean.
A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.
I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you. ~Author Unknown