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My Sanctuary (poetry & art)

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

Artist's Description

Calendar Cover Art

My Sanctuary a poem by RestLeSsD

I think that I was meant
To live near the ocean.
I long to always be there
Away from the commotion.

My heart settles down
My mind becomes calm.
As soon as I hear the waves
I know there is nothing wrong.

The sea becomes my sedative,
The waves a soothing balm.
At my sanctuary by the shore
I know this is where I belong.

a rhonda original© 2010
Dedicated to my younger sister Linda, a cancer surviver. This is a favorite place to be, Crystal Cove Cottages in Newport Beach, Ca., USA.

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PUBLISHED
Aug 5, 2010 Pink Panther Magazine

Sept 17, 12 West Coast USA

Sept 16, 12 This & That


Apr 12, 12 The World as We See It

Apr 11,, 12 The Group

Feb 19, 12 Everyday Women

Jan 27, 12 “Down by the Sea”:

Jan 17, 12 Color me a Rainbow
Aug 14, 11 Dynamic Auto Painter

Aug 14, 11 Quality Texttures, HDR & Photo Manipulation

Aug 5, 11 The X Factor



May, 23, 11 High Quality Images

Mar 16, 11 “Quality Layered Work & HDR Group”

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Week of Mar 12, 11 All in Editing

Mar 7, 11 California Love

Aug 31, 10 Inspired Art

Aug 14, 10 Inspired by Written Words
Jul 18, 10 A Place to Call Home

Jul 18, 10 Altered by Design

Jul 18, 10 Heart & Soul – A Writers Group

July 17, 10 The Beauty of Poetry

Jul 17, 10 Alphabet Soup B

Jul 15, 10 Before and After

Jul 13, 10 #1 Artists of Redbubble

Jul 11, 10 California Sound


Top Ten Dec 2010
The Sisterhood ~ Simplicity

TOP TEN Nov 11, 2010
Beach, River, Lake Treasures – People on Holiday

TOP TEN- Runner up July 28th
Beach, River, Lake Treasures – Hat Challenge

A photo turned into a digital painting created for my younger sister Linda. This is her favorite place to be, Crystal Cove Cottages in Newport Beach, Ca., USA. Summertime at the beach!! I spent a few days with her & know exactly why she loves it here. I fell in love with it too.
Photo shot with a Nikon CP8400. Digital painting created, post-processing using blending & layer masking in PSCS2 with my own resources including DAP & a Wacom tablet.
Extras resources: PS brushes from Obsidian Dawn & Falln-Stock at Deviant Art
THANK YOU
Original photo:

B is for Beach & Balcony
H is for Hat

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