I love the water, and was lucky enough to live on a small lake when I was a teenager. My brother and I taught ourselves how to swim and spent every day possible in the water. Even before we lived on the lake my big brother would take my younger brother and me down to the river, and we'd play for hours in the shallow water. One memory really sticks in my mind. We had found an inner tube from a big truck tire, took it down to the river, and spent hours taking turns "riding the rapids" in the tube. I remember relaxing in the tube, gently bobbing in the water, the sun shining on my face. The sense of peace and joy I felt at that moment is something I've never allowed myself to forget. Being with my brothers and sharing that special time together still fills me with joy. My older brother Jeff is gone now, so it's a bittersweet memory, but one I cherish.
I also love water themed artwork as well. And when I find something as awesome as this Water Dragon Necklace from WyvernDesigns on ArtFire.com, well, I've just got to share!
And how cool is this? It's called Neptunes Original Daughter and was sculpted by BlueJane on ArtFire.com. The colors are just gorgeous, and those eyes are so intense!
And then of course there are mermaids! You just can't have water without mermaids! Although this beauty is perfectly happy to hang on your wall. This mermaid wall hanging was sculpted by FantasyClay on ArtFire.com and is full of texture and detail.
And this Dragonfly Spirit Box from Into The Dawn on ArtFire.com reminds me of the dragonflies that used to hang out with my brothers and I while we were swimming. If you stayed real still and held your finger out sometimes they'd perch there for a minute!
All of these wonderful pieces were created by members of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild. I thank them for creating such beautiful work and making me smile! Be sure to visit their shops and see all the delightful items they've created!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters