7.17.2009

corner view/the unveiling







Sorry for the late post... The corner view this week is ' the unveiling, showing your true self '

I am so obsessive with shells. when every time I go to the beach, I pick up shells and take them home. They are not alive but still beautiful...


The summer is finally here. Hot and humid.. I need to stay cool. I think this is my first time that I had a beer at noon ... Well, it's Friday.


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Have a great weekend , everyone! oxox

36 comments:

jane said...

i love the first shot best. these images are so calming. thanks natsumi. a noon time beer sounds good to me. happy weekend!

jane said...

lovely shells.

happy weekend to you :)

gretchen said...

gorgeous. it is hot here. your beautiful water colors have a very cooling effect.

also i should mention i am crazy for umemboshi. i lived in tokyo once and now i often find i prefer japanese food and especially japanese breakfasts. it makes so much more sense the beautiful way the food is presented and in such smart portion sizes and so healthful. so many vegetables and soy. thanks also for your beautiful work, always so lovely to look at. happy weekend.

Joyce said...

You are a friend after my heart. I love a cold glass of beer and seashells! I don't get to see any in our neck of the woods, but love them! I also LOVE beach glass another not too easy to find here.

Have a golden weekend!!

la lune dans le ciel said...

:)good week-end with a cold beer and a sweet sun !

malo said...

This is interesting to me since shells are rather frightening to me. Strange. I see the beauty but they still leave me with this uncomfortable feeling I love it how people are different.

joanne said...

i used to collect seashells too but there's just not enough beaches around here! your collection looks awesome though, it surely makes up for what i've been missing :) happy weekend!!

Cris Siqueira said...

i love these shells.
it's a amazing feeling pick up them on the beach.
great shots natsumi and great drops too!!

and the noon beer sounds delicious, yeah, today is friday, enjoy!!!!

have a happy weekend!!

Jennifer said...

so pretty Natsumi...

Francesca said...

Beautiful: shells and ink are just you!
PS One of the most crazy purchases I ever made was a coffee table book about shells: now, I don't have a coffee table, and I had to log that big and heavy book across the ocean, but the images are just spectacular! We rarely find shells on the beach here, I think because we have no tides:(
I see you've already started enjoying your weekend, happy continuation!

Cabrizette said...

Always Beautiful ! I love shells and I pick up to my home too... ; ) Have a great summer week-end !!!

Claire said...

Oh yes, Natsumi, shells are so fine and delicate... As your drawings! Beautiful photos!

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hiki said...

Beautiful shells, they look like stones, power stones. Also I love the tone of your blog, really lovely!
Have a wonderful weekend to you too ;)

jgy said...

So beautiful, your shells!
So you!

I used to love to draw snails when I was a child, and I feel happy still when I see them. Saw one today inside a tree!

Happy weekend:)

aimee said...

i love shells, as well as beers at noon!

janis said...

Lovely shells, so hard to resist collecting them when at the sea. Jewels, aren't they?

epe said...

lovely post, as usuall! :)
have a great weekend natsumi and enjoy your summertime, here is cold and grey...

Ida Nielsen said...

Beautiful and tranquil pictures!! Have a great weekend.

MODsquad said...

I hear you... we have bags of shells. I spend most of the time at the beach bent over with my head down looking for shells. Love the color drips you added!

Happy Weekend!

kinako said...

ah, a cold beer at noon is great! i hope you are enjoying your weekend. cheers!

george said...

ahh, the feelings and images of summer. i miss them. it is winter here where we are, and i am just about 'over it'.
your artworks are inspiring, thanks.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Poetry...

lovepics said...

so beautiful, love the first one!!
wish you a nice (and not too hot) evening!
à bientôt, natsumi

ticklishfromadistance said...

I am 100% the same way. There is no other word for it than obsession. Love all of them and get it completely!

Kari said...

As usual, beautiful pictures.
I love shells too, I just think they are gorgeous.
By the way - the parrot is not mine. He actually resides in Sydney Australia at a wild life Zoo. And his name is Jackson.
Have a great day!

gracia said...

Beautiful photos, and sentiment, too. And, here's to a beer on a humid Friday afternoon... they can so often go so well together.

ibb said...

I love to pick up shells and keep at home, they are like having part of the sea near (at home, sea is more or less 70 km far).
Love the smell and all the stories that carry with.

A cold beer in a hot noon, there is not better.

trinsch said...

so beautiful! i am a fellow shell collector, they are all over the house. i know i have enough, but i cannot let it be if i see a really beautiful one :)

Cris Siqueira said...

hey natsumi

happy friend's day!!!

tyler said...

love the simplicity of your work. the splatters of blue have a cooling effect, perfect for summer sun. we're off to the beach soon and i will surely collect some small tranquil treasures.

cheers to the noon thirst-quencher. enjoy.

oh, and your lavender is so vivid and lovely. i can almost smell it through the screen.

Alexandra said...

I love this! And just for that there is a special thing for you on my blog...

oldyarns said...

I do the same thing, collecting collecting all the time. I have jars of them by the year at home.

Lovely. K

Anonymous said...

Even though I love your corner views, and I truly do, my heart sings when you post your own work of food and creatures and such. I hope you will post more of your watercolors! Just magical.

Douce-Amer said...

I just love your blog, so sensitive !!