Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Does of I: Pure Joy











In between packing up the studio into designated boxes, going and choosing paint colors and planning possible configurations for our new studio, after filling orders from the kitchen table last week, (rummaging through said designated boxes to find what we needed), after setting up the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday and leaving it in Vanessa's hands, after visiting the flea to find things for the new studio (to no avail), after feeding the cats and figuring out what we need to bring on our trip (leaving Saturday), we took the railroad to Long Island.

We had a supper picnic at the beach with my brother and sister-in-law and Sophie. I love the late afternoon at the beach. It was our first visit there this summer. Sophie didn't stop playing in the water for almost two hours--she came out when her lips were blue. Watching her completely filled with joy was the most relaxing and inspiring thing I've experienced in a long while. Pure joy.

10 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

fantastic photos! She looks to be enjoying the beach emenensely. I SO MISS the ocean and jumping through waves!!!
brings me back to childhood memories!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

How lovely! I relate to her. I feel pure joy playing in the water also. Beautiful stuff, friend.

cindy* said...

sophie + the beach = pure joy, for sure...best thing to start my week!

burntphotograph said...

she is so cute! boy do i miss the days of not caring what i looked like in a swimsuit and just enjoying the water. :)

The Lil Bee said...

Look at that little peanut! She is so adorable!!

Simply Mel said...

Sophie is so sweet looking and what a fun day of family and beach!

susy said...

i think i clicked the wrong thing so if i am commenting twice, i'm sorry!

...we should all remember to enjoy things more...

i love how free of self-consciousness she is. i think that's why it's so easy to share her joy!

this is divine.

cindy said...

she is so cute and there's nothing like those blue lips! sounds like you were very busy and had lots of fun.

Chessa! said...

oh joy!!!! I love these. they feel so free.

Tracey said...

Loving this blog visit to my hometown beaches!

Have a blast out west - hope you make it to Yellowstone/Tetons - they are both almost surreal!

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