Thursday, May 31, 2012

By the Sea, By the Sea and a Winner!

This time of year, many of us living in the Midwest start to think of vacations, long weekends, getaways! Where do most of us want to go? To the sea, to the sea,anywhere there  is a cool evening breeze and water. Water to swim in,to go cruising, sailing, fishing or just to have a refreshing drink, sit and relax, gaze out upon the cool waters. A soothing escape from the heat and humidity; even though I adore having four seasons to enjoy.



St. Barts



The Maldives from Slim Paley


Recently I have decided to jump into Pinterest. It has taken me awhile because I am ALREADY on the computer way too many hours. You may see a decrease in commenting as when I read your blog  post I feel I MUST pin some fabulous images IMMEDIATELY!

From Sally Lee by the Sea..... The Australian Coast


Follow me on Pinterest and you will see some of the loves of my life, my interests, my passions! Also the origins of these beautiful images!

We all need time to rejuvenate and revive our creativity by giving our bodies and souls a place to unwind.




Everything you need will fit in these Totes!










Santorini in the Evening  .....My Favorite Island in the World


Now to announce the winner of the Segreto Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors By Leslie Sinclair





Also, Much Thanks to Cristin of Simplified Bee for choosing me to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Wayfair.

Watch for some great Artist Interviews and exciting New Giveaways soon  to come!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

I love to see your comments and thank you all for being great blog friends and supporters of The Arts!

37 comments:

Mise said...

Have fun on Pinterest, Karena! I love those blue tote bags - wonderfully functional and with a lovely weathered seaside look.

Heather@SatisfyingSpaces said...

Yay! I am so excited! I was going to ask for Segreto Secrets for my birthday in a couple of weeks! Thank you Karena!

PURA VIDA said...

kangaroos by the sea? awesome!

Callie Grayson said...

Adore the image with the kangaroos. How awesome is that!
Xx
Callie

Nancy said...

Hi Karena- welcome to pinterest. I'll follow you! It is addicting, but so fun. I love your pictures of the tropics- that is my ideal vacation.
Have a great day!
Nancy
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My Notting Hill said...

That image is another reminder that I must go to Santorini!!

Sherri said...

Karen, those photos are just wonderful! Enjoy Pinterest-I do!!!

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Karena

Love all these sea images.. and love those totes.. I am a sucker for woven/baskets/totes... these are great!

Have a relaxing weekend and thanks for visiting..

bisous!

Kit

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Congratulations to Heather and have fun on Pinterest!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Santorini looks gorgeous Karena.
Congrats Heather- Great prize!
Paul

Splendid Sass said...

Congratulations to you and Heather! Two nice wins!
This places look amazing, and the pol on the island is a jewel.
Thank you for sharing. I will have to check and make sure I follow you on pinterest, Karena.
Teresa
xoxo

annechovie said...

I love the sea! I am on the pinterest bandwagon, too, Karen. It's so fun. xo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Congrats to Heather! Such beautiful images--makes me want to escape far away!

xo Mary Jo

Acquired Objects said...

Karena, those blue and white totes above, any idea where they came from? I want one! I'm just happy to be outside and warm!

XX
Debra~

Karena said...

I have tried to link back to all of the sources. I will check on the totes Debra!

xoxo
K

Karena said...

It is a company called Plumo in London, many wonderful items. http://www2.plumo.com/

xoxo
K

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karena dearest, I have NOT had the chance to get to the post...I will get your package in as soon as school is over, NEXT WEEK! HAPPY DAY MY DEAR! Anita

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I agree that we need to give our minds and bodies a good rest in order to be more productive with our creativity. Thank you for the reminder.
LOVE that picture of Santorini. Absolutely divine.
Enjoy your weekend, love.
Hugs,
Marcia

the designers muse said...

I hear the Maldives calling me!!! Love all of the "postcards". Time for a vacation. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Weekend.
Jennifer

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I am already following you on Pinterest, Karena! So good to see you pinning :-) And, many congratulations to Heather for her win. Have a great weekend!
Cheers,
Loi

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Have a great time on Pinterest...I'm completely hooked. Happy weekend. Mona

carolyn bradford said...

Pinterest is amazing and yes, it does take up a lot of my time that I don't have! I loved this post though and I will make sure I follow you as well! Have a great weekend!
Carolyn

Champagne Macarons said...

The images are beautiful.. how I would love to be in Santorini right now.
Please stop by for my Lavender Dreams giveaway. xoxo, B

Carla Aston said...

Lots of beautiful beach images here, Karen. I will check you out on Pinterest!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Like you, I am hungry for the beach! I need to escape there soon!

traci zeller designs said...

Candidly, I'm not much of a beach girl ... but with photos like these, I'd be there in a skinny minute!!! xo, Karena!

"Create Beauty" said...

How Beautiful!!! I love being at the beach.... thanks for the lovely inspiration this morning!

~ violet

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I also just jumped on the Pinterest band wagon..., and spend too much time on the web, haha. Hopefully I get to spend some time on the beach this year!! Happy summer!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Karena, I love her book. We are going to have a giveaway and I am going to have a hard time giving it away! Its beautiful. I am addicted to Pinterest also.

Katherines Corner said...

lovely post, congrats on your win xo

With love... said...

Ah the beach! Splendid.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Happy to find another Kansas blogger! This time of year I long to visit Colorado for a nice break from heat and humidity.

Liz - Imageremix said...

You give us lots of reasons here to love and enjoy Summer. Oh, how sweet it would be to travel to some of these destinations. Thanks for stopping over at Quirky Vistas to leave me such a nice comment on my 4th of July post. I've been enjoying all your recent posts as well!
Liz

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The image of kangaroos by the sea is so adorable!And Santorini is amazing!

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