Cliffs Of Dover
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
Another in my "Sea Stories" collection in the "Down to the Sea in Ships" series based on photos or scans of black and white drawings done about 1840 and purchased as a public domain collection. Hand painted and textured.
I've Never Lived Beside the Sea
I've never lived beside the sea
Though I feel as if I have
but the sea fascinates me.
Its power, its moods, its vastness...are somehow
an endless source of inspiration to me.
I think of an ocean in a raging storm and I'm reminded
of the storms that life can bring to us
and the deceptive calm that often precedes them.
I think of the ship of my life
occasionally adrift, no wind to lift the sail,
at times, no landfall or welcoming shore in sight.
Some nights the stars wink out
and all seems black and endless
my astrolabe of little use.
But now and then
I see a lighthouse and I know that there is somewhere -
in a friend's heart, a lover's touch
a light to guide me through.
I think of the journey each of us is on...
our own personal quest for peace,
for truth, for wholeness...
the journey of self-discovery -
and it takes me to the sea. Lianne Schneider
"Every human life has elements of a sea voyage, a journey and an arrival. We must not postpone our living as if we will last forever." David Whyte
"If you let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide, you will never get lost." Unknown
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The small original is from Knight, Charles: “Old England: A Pictorial Museum” (1845) and has been out of copyright for more than 100 years.
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October 12th, 2013
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