Saturday, June 5, 2010

sad waterbaby

i'm a waterbaby.

it's no secret. i love, LOVE the water.

i LOVE the sand.

i can't get enough of it.

i can spend ALL day at the beach.

i love it so much.

scenes of the beach often make their way into my paintings.

and my favorite dreams.

i vacation at the beach every year.

beautiful pristine beaches in the gulf of mexico.

ah yes,


that is why...

i am CRYING.


i am ANGRY.

i am SCARED.


i'm a SAD waterbaby.


take a good, long, hard look at these beautiful images

from the gulf of mexico.

for it may be the last time we see them.



POLLUTED this body of water


anything we have




it will NEVER be the same.

i am SICK over this.

you should be too.

sad waterbaby here.

images brought to you


mother nature.

she's sad too.


Bonnie said...

I'm a sad water baby too. :(

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yes - Very sad! It is hard for me to watch the news.

Antique ART Garden said...

I am furious too. And there are outrigs in many other places in our oceans. We all need to pray that God shows someone how to remedy this . I am a beach-summer girl myself, take care Erin ! Gina

Anonymous said...

My heart is crushed.

Here, we drive through the areas lost to the Hayman fire in 2002. 138,114 acres. Because the wind blew from the southwest, our property was not harmed, but the thing that really saddens me is that the fire was arson - started by a federal forestry officer.

How anyone could ever take nature for granted, ruin it out of stupidity or greed, is beyond me. I am sad with you, waterbaby.

oldgreymare said...


No one could say it better than that. I was listening to Bill Maher last night trying to express his feelings about it and failing to. I think that is the key. When there are no words to express something, only tears and fear then you know it is truly a great it hurricanes, floods, wars, death and tar balls.

Again, we've (USA) mishandled this so poorly. I'm so sad too but I'm also so angry. Our dependence on fossil fuels is not just the fault of corporations and government, we must look to ourselves and demand the changes that could have made decades ago.

Sad have had so many sad things lately. It is hard right now to see sunny skies, but they always do come again. They will come at a price, but they will come.

Till then, there are so many who do care about this and who care about you dear girl. Maybe paintings of these feelings will help soothe the wounded waterbaby soul.

Sharing this and calling it to the attention of those who may not give it it's proper due, ya done good.....


Don said...

This is so sad...what a mess. There is no excuse for this disaster.

KarenB said...

It's just such an awful thing! Thanks for the beautiful images! Which one are you going to paint?

Luiza said...

I read about this everyday, in the newspaper, hoping it will soon be over...
This is heartbreaking....

Your images today, almost makes me cry . They are so beautiful and sad, at the same time.

I hope you´ll have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

Yes, this is horrible. The more I watch the news, the more angry I become. And you're right, we are totally helpless. I love nature so much and to watch it being destroyed like this is difficult.

Audrey Allure said...

Such beautiful water/beach photos. It's so sad to see the oil spill ruin it!

Just stumbled by your blog &
I absolutely love it! :)
- Audrey Allure <3

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

You are so right to speak out your anger and sadness. I've never been to the Gulf of Mexico but I am also gutted by this dreadful disaster for our planet. I'm just hoping that natures will be stronger than we think and help this beautiful region recover eventually.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Be helpful. It will all work itself out. It will. Says the girl who looks at the ocean each morning. The ocean is BIG...really BIG>

Cobalt Violet said...

It's hardest for me to see the birds ... if I wasn't starting to teach next week for 10 weeks of summer workshops I think I would be hitching a ride to help clean some feathers. I worked after an oil spill in california feeding fish at the marine sanctuary to Western Grebes ... it was very rewarding. ( and stinky! My Converse smelled like rotten fish! :) )

Those poor babies. I am going to try to be optimistic like Linda said, plus say some prayers and contribute to some wildlife organizations that can do more than I can from the West Coast.


bikim said...

We can't help but being sad! it's terrible! You're sooooo right! we should stop filling their pockets with money! Bp is out!
your photos are gorgeous!
Hope you're not sooooo sad!

koralee said...

Oh sweet one...I am so so sad and frustrated too! My heart aches at the thought and sight of this mess....we are trusted to take care of this earth and we have failed...failed God..failed the sweet wildlife..just failed. Who said Humans where the smartest animals? grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

koralee said...

Just me again...can I link a post back to you? I would love my readers to read this! xoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Erin, no matter where we live we probably are all sad about this tragedy.
But,,,, I really do loooooove your gorgeous pictures! The colors, the settings, everything!
Hope your week is great so far, sweet friend. xx

kaat said...

Hi there, I am very impressed by the wonderfull pictures you take. They all make me long to be outside taking in the fresh air. Although it is on the other side of the globe for me I want you to know that the pollution in the Gulf is the talk of the day here too, for weeks now. We realize that the way we are exploiting nature has to blow up in our faces someday... Thanks for bringing thesse wonderfull pics to my home! Keep it up! Kaat (the Netherlands, Europe)

kaat said...

ah... and I forgot to ask (it's Kaat again) is it okay for me to link back to your blog on mine?? Take a look if you want too... it's in dutch Im afraid, but you'll get an impression..

Scott Law said...

Your beautiful photos certainly emphasize the tragedy. I am however glad that I got to enjoy some of your lovely photography here.

Razmataz said...

Hi Erin, I must have missed this post, although I don't know how...I follow your blog. Thanks for showing the beauty of the Gulf in these photos and for leaving a comment on my post. I think you sum it up well. SAD. Thats the word for it.

Carole said...

Oh Erin,
It's so hard for me to wrap my head around this tragedy. I feel that I've been sheltered a bit for the fact that I have watched so little tv since this has happened. I'm sure it is on 24/7....and making everyone feel so helpless with every passing day. Mother nature will be suffering from this for a very long time.
I pray that they figure things out soon...very soon!
Take care friend,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Erin,

I have just come across from Koralee's.
This tragedy makes me feel so sad and makes me weep for the bird life and fish.
I am a waterbaby too and just love swimming at the sea.
I really hope that they can get this cleaned up soon.

Your photos and blog are beautiful and was lovely to visit.

Pinecone Camp said...

Erin, please know that even way up here in Vancouver B.C., we're crying too. Your images are stunning. thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

I am sad with you. I'm visiting my father on the Florida gulf coast. The danger gradually creeps closer to our beautiful beach and we wait and worry. This is tragic for the water, for the wildlife and for the masses of people who depend on this water to live.

Rosie said...

oh my sweet little waterbaby,
My heart aches for you...the suffering animals...a broken ecosystem..for us All.
What a tender post...a sad, sad Rosie.

Debbie said...

This is such a tragedy caused by human error and greed.I am sad and oh so mad.
Debbie in Victoria B.C.
your photos are so beautiful...

Geisslein said...

Great post! really great! I feel so sad about that too, can´t see the pictures of the dead animals, it´s so horrible! have a lovely day today! greetings from sunny germany, geisslein

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I come by way of my dear Koralee....I am awfully sad indeed...our precious sea animals, our dear friends who made a living from the sea and our love of seafood....all gone for now and probably for a very long time. I dare say, forever. Thank you for this moving post....what are we going to do....Anita