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I am on a quest to find the perfect photo(s) to go in my bedroom which means playing tourist in my own city. This past weekend was Oceanside Pier for the sunset.
I am thinking one big canvas of my favorite place…….my calm place with my toes in the sand but just may need a couple of canvases but taking a poll of your favorite. I may just have to pick more than one! Leave me a comment as I would love to know your favorite….SEE GIVEAWAY BELOW!
Just fooling around here but kind of love it….
Just for leaving a comment I am giving away a Ministry of Mixology Goody Bag (contents may vary). This is giveaway #1 this week! Leave me a comment with your favorite for a chance to win. Drawing is next Tuesday, Sept 19th! GIVEAWAY #2 will be posted tomorrow with the Mixed Media Monday RE-Cap!!
Calmness is a human superpower. The ability to not overreact or take things personally keeps your mind clear and your heart at peace. It’s never too late to change your attitude about something you can’t change. Just decide to make the best of it. Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. No excuses. Let go of all the purposeless drama, aimless time-wasters, and mental clutter that keeps getting in your way.”
75 thoughts on “The Ocean……Vote for some House Art (GIVEAWAY)”
I vote for photo number one. When I looked at I gave a sigh of peace, this is my favorite type of photo.
I love photo #1, it has great colors in it. All the photos are lovely, you can’t make a bad choice!!
I like photo #2
All of these photos are gorgeous, but I really love the first one. (And if you decide to use two, I love the second one too!)
1. Colors: lots of different colors from warm to cool – combines all color schemes.
2. The waves: are larger but calm – seems like you can almost hear them making their glorious sounds.
3. There is a bird: flying high, free, fun, bird’s eye view!! That’s how I like to think of you – always have. Being your own person – free.
4. Symmetry: it amazingly symetrical for a photo. The waves are so uniform and lovely with the horizon.
5. The sun: or is it? It’s so neat that it could be rising or setting. And it has the added dimension across the front – making the colors even more stunning.
You have two of the pier – and they are really lovely – great pictures. Photo 1 is my favorite of the two. It would be hard to choose between the pier and the sun/sea pics for sure.
You will go with makes your heart happy – I have great faith in that!!! And that’s perfect. Xj.
Thanks Joi………… I may just have to get a few of these done and put them in my room. They calm me to look at them ♥ #1 is my secret favorite 🙂
Tracy, they are all beautiful but I really like #2, what an awesome scene, thanks!!
No 2 for sure so tranquil and beautiful.
My favorites are 3 & 4 Love the beautiful colors and I do love a good Sunset!
#2 makes me feel relaxed and happy.
You have made is very hard. But my choice would be #1, I love how you captured the blue sky with the dark pier and the reflection of the sun.
Love #1, the composition and colors and beautiful!
They are all lovely but the last one with your hands as a heart is the one that is truly you and reflects your love of the beach and the beautiful sunset and your personality!
If it was me, I would choose photo #2. The way the last bit of sun is shining makes this photo feel very spiritual and gives me a sense of peacefulness.
I love ALL these photos and would probably wind up doing a collage with them.
You are so talented at everything you do! TFS!
Not cooking Barb lol! Not everything but do my best. Thanks so much!
This was a hard decision…. I love them all, but if I had to choose 2 (yes I know, you said one, but…. LOL) I’d choose #1 and #2
I instantly liked #2 to go with the Grey’s in your bedroom, but I know you put that damn Lions blanket on the bed too. So, #1 would probably work best. (It was my second choice even before I remembered your love for the Lions)
Don’t pick me to win.
Good luck everyone else!!!!
Lions blanket? nope..Bulldogs 🙂
#4… serene… good for a bedroom.
Number two. It’s like the ocean is saying come join me.
I have to say #5 has such a great San Diego vibe with surfer silhouette- very iconic
And #1 – just love the range of colors
Love #1. But, then again, all are amazing!!! They will look beautiful hanging in your house!
Love them all , but for me #4 is the calm, the peace at the end of the day. But I am sure there is a spot for all of them in your home!;-)
Love the composition of #5 with the structure of the bridge, the people looking over the bridge, the swimmers/boarders in the water -all in the shadow of the setting sun. Gorgeous.
I love #1, but #2 makes me feel so relaxed. I have to choose #2 for the bedroom.
#1 for sure
They are all beautiful, but #4 would be it for me. I can see myself sitting in the sand with no sound but the waves and the gulls – able to just be!
I love #1, very serene. Reminds me of Old Orchard Beach in my home state of Maine. I love walking that beach and going under the pier.
I love photo #1. Love the perspective and colors.
They are all beautiful I would pick any one of them but my favorite is number 4
For me it is a toss up between numbers 1 and 2. I’m really loving #2.
They are all gorgeous Tracy. But the one that gets my vote if I had to choose is the one you haven’t numbered and that is the heart, because in my mind when I think of you, you are all about love. But they are all very special. So put them all up.
I love the colours in #2, it would look wonderful on my wall too!
Photo number 3. It shows both warm and cool colors as well as beautiful clouds!
Definitely photo #1. I love the contrasts of light and dark and also the yellows and blues in the photo. Not knowing what your color scheme is may have changed things up a bit. But I love that photo.
I vote photo #1. Just love the blue it seems calming in a bedroom.
They’re all beautiful pictures but my vote is for #1.
Impossible to pick a fav! I like 1,2 & 4, in no particular order. I know, not much help, am I? 🙂
I would select #3…the calmness of the ocean and the display of the Heavenly clouds would start my day off GREAT!!! To me this photo, is simply relaxing and yet energizing
Actually, I have the number wrong…I would select #2 for the mentioned reasons…
My vote is #1
ooh so hard to decide. love them all! depends on colors you are looking for but if I had to pick it would be #4. love ocean themes
Hi Tracy lovely pics! It kind of depends on the colours in your room because I LOVE photo 5, however the saturated yellow might not suit. I would say photos 1 or 2 if you need more neutral. They are both perfect.
Love photo #4. It has a great combo of colors so it would be more versatile. Any of them would be beautiful, though! Great pics!
Photos 3 & 4 would look good together. I like the dark contrast on both of these. But then if you had 2 in as well it would be a triptych. You could even cut them down a bit to make them long and narrow.
Having put my English “two penneth” in I must say I like the whole lot.
Photo two is just beautiful! I love wide open spaces . They are mesmerizing to me. I also like the heart too even though it not up for voting. Nice sentiment for the bedroom.
Photo #1; it says it all, and it reminds me of my favorite place, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL.
I love photo #2. Just because it spoke to me.
I love #4. It’s calming it’s in your bedroom. #3 If it’s anywhere else.
Love the first photo. The four elements are there – earth, water, air and fire. Oh yeah, the fifth element man made pier…..
How about #1?! It’s very cool feeling, which could be nice in the summertime in your part of the country.
I love #4! I find the colors very relaxing, perfect for a bedroom!
Photo 5 is my favorite I love how the surfer is so small compaired to the hugeness of the ocean and bridge .good luck with the canvas. I really could use that goody bag !!
2, 3, and 4 together as a trio on one wall would be great 🙂
Lol! Thanks kiwi! Aka….
love #1…..i can imagine standing under or near the pier and the wind blowing with the sound of the waves hitting the pier ….
also knowing the beautiful color the walls are in your room and vanity area i think it would be beautiful!
and if by some odd chance you would draw me please choose someone else since I already have a Media bag. 🙂
#4 is my choice … the colors are just beautiful and it looks peaceful.
am torn between #2 and #4…………love the beautiful cheerful , warm feeling the #2 evokes but at the same time #4 has more depth 🙂 so finally #4 🙂
Nice photography. my pick would be #2, so peaceful and relaxing.
Photo #1 is my favorite. I have such an incredible sense of peace looking at it. You can almost feel the cool water on your feet. 🙂
Absolutely #3! I love how the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds as it says goodnight to the moody crashing waves below.
I am voting for #2 I love the sun rays peeking through the clouds and the colors are beautiful!
I love number 1. Its so warm and the shapes are great
I vote for #1. I love the sun shining through the pier.
Photo #1 is my favorite. Love all the variations of color in it.
I like 2. (I like the other ones too like most people said.)
I am in awe at photo number 4. It is so beautiful and I love the colors.
I love all the pictures!,but if I had to choose just one it is #4 with the sun setting. Beatiful,calm and restful. Just as the sun sets I find that time of day tranquil.
I vote for photo 2 because the sun rays are simply uplifting.
#4…. scrolled back up and yup, still my fav
Number 4: softer, warmer, and less distractions. I think the others are stunning too but in my opinion they would suit spaces that did not involve relaxing.
Number 4 or 5 are my favorites. Oooh what I could do with a MOM goody bag
No. 1. Has my vote.
that is the huge one going over my bed