August 01, 2012

Inspired by these images by Gray Malin that make my heart beat faster and make me weak in the knees because they are so beautiful, I snapped a few shots of our beach trips.  Gray goes to different beaches around the world and takes photos from above. So, below I pulled for show some my better ones. The only thing they have in common with Gray's are that they have sand and water.  I'm not saying they are either similar or remotely alike....
just saying that they inspired me to see the beach from a different perspective.  So here is my version.
These are from a beach in Glouster, Massachussetts.  I think my favorite are the first two.  We had low tide that day and so everyone walked over to the sandbar.  It was the perfect day at the beach, although the water in the Northeast is pretty cold.  When I put my toes in I felt as if sharp knives were stabbing me.  After my body got used to the temperature  I had quite a refreshing swim.  I'm sure that swim added a few years to my life, or at least I would like to think so.  One of things I miss since I have been living in Dallas is being near the ocean.  It is so restorative.

You should check out the rest of Gray's fantastic work here.  One of these prints will be on my Christmas wish list for sure. Also, check out his bio. I was surprised to learn how young he is (he graduated college in 2007, so he must be around 27?) and he is from Dallas.

I love taking inspiration from somewhere and making it my own.  What artists are inspiring you lately?  Had you seen Gray Malin's work before?

(1,2,3,4, the rest are by AMC)

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  1. I had not heard of him before but these pictures are beautiful. As a socal girl the beach is near and dear to my heart. Great inspiration.

  2. I love your version! My favorites are the first two, also. Than you for sharing the gorgeous images!

  3. Ahh...the beach. I truly wish I had more access to water in my life! Must find the coast before the end of August. I saw these not to long ago, and think they are pretty rad! I like your sandbar ones too though!

  4. I've been a fan of Gray Malin's work for some time! You've got some pretty good ones yourself that could be frame worthy!


  5. I love your version (esp the third one)... I would frame it!

    Hoping to own a Gray Malin print soon.

  6. I love these! Love the colors on your first one, the colors are so calming, love love love it ;)

  7. Tooo good, toooooo good! I love that you did these yourself. Inspires me to do my own while I'm on vacation this week. Here's hoping they turn out. I like your first and third one best!


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