My Sanctuary

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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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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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

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Aug 14, 11 Dynamic Auto Painter

Aug 14, 11 Quality Texttures, HDR & Photo Manipulation

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May, 23, 11 High Quality Images

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

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

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July 17, 10 The Beauty of Poetry

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Jul 13, 10 #1 Artists of Redbubble

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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

Original photo:

B is for Beach & Balcony
H is for Hat

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