When I close my eyes to dream
This is where I long to be
Under the ocean, deep and blue
Becoming as one with the sea.

I swim with my sister whales
Way beyond crashing waves.
The riptide pulls us onward
Down among the hidden caves.

My dolphin friends, they call to me,
They smile their dolphin smiles.
They call to me, they say
Come play with us a while.

I just know I am a mermaid,
I know the sea is where I belong.
For now I’ll dream my Ocean Dreams
And listen to whale songs. . .

a rhonda original© 2012

Music does not belong to me, just sharing

11-22-12 Artists Universe
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10-7-12 Fractal Combinations

My own photos were shot at Sea World, San Diego, USA. Taken with a Kodak EZS Z990M.
Post-processed in PSCS6 using blending & layer masking. Used DAP & Fractalius layers with overlay textures. Fractals created in Apophysis 7x

Texture layer from Shadowhouse Creations

As of 6-19-13
Sales: 3
Comments: 65
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful – so dreamy and evocative. I love this.

  • My dear Anna!!! So happy to see you, thank you for stopping by & leaving such a lovely complement!!
    Thank you… hugz…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Dear Rhonda!!!

  • Thank you sweet Vitta.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Rhonda

  • Thank you Chris!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    this is beautiful

  • I’m glad you think so, thank you…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much Lorilee…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Robin :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Rhonda , both write and image! love the ocean!!


  • I do too…. I’m so glad you enjoyed this with me… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    What a beauty, Rhonda.

  • Thank you ever so much Frannie!! ♥

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 2 years ago

    Excellent and awesome work!

  • Thank you very much Seth… I appreciate your kind words…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous scene with your signature style. I love it.

  • Thank you Josette.. I like that your signature style :o) , makes me smile…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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