Thursday, October 09, 2008

Alison's (Underwater) Wonderland

My second (real) scuba diving lesson was yesterday, and it was our first day in the pool. I was a bit anxious, I have to admit, because when Al and I went for the free introductory lesson, I spent a good deal of time feeling baffled, confused and overwhelmed by the 8,003 things you have to keep track of. The kicker being that if you forget just one of those things, it could spell disaster. Unless, of course, you have gills. Which I don't.

This time, it was different; the instructor was patient, methodical and very calm, and although I still found it tough to remember everything at once, I was able to follow his lead and keep calm long enough to think things through before I panicked.

For the first time, I'm actually thinking I am going to really like this scuba diving adventure, especially if it means I get to go see things that I can only see on television now, like cool fish, fabulous shipwrecks (I am already hoping to take that extra class), interesting creatures, and other unusual and awe-inspiring things. These are things I love, and now I can get to know them even better.

Well, not now. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. But soon, soon.

And speaking of underwater creatures and things I love, I am proud to introduce you to a few new creatures in my shop:


They're part of a four-creature series, all four of which will be available in the shop by the end of the day (might add more to the series later, too).

The featured sellership was fantastic, a dream come true, but boy-o-boy, it sure cleared out my inventory (not that I'm complaining, mind you). And I am just now getting it back up to snuff, with lots of new originals in the shop: those and other sea creatures...





...more small ships...



...castles...


... treasure maps on wood...



... larger originals of all kinds...

... and if you're not intersted in scuba diving yourself, there's other ways to explore the wonders of the ocean...


Something for everyone, and much, much more to come.

8 comments:

Crashdummie said...

Loch ness! me like!

scuba diving, that sounds so cool. I'm to afraid to try, but that sure seems like a great experience. And U sure seemed to be inspired.

carolyn said...

My best friend took up scuba diving about 10 years ago, she has since dived with her husband all over the world. They love it.

Loving your new creations, they look especially good with your choice of frames.

Rowena said...

I love your creativity and your imagination.

And I had a moment of *blink* when I saw your title, because I just did both an Alice/Wonderland painting, and an underwater adventure painting.

More synchronicity, which I'm finding everywhere.

paintandink said...

Crashie -- thank you! I'm afraid of scuba, too, but that's partly why I decided to give it a go. You gotta do the things you're afraid of, eh?

Carolyn -- thank you so much! I would love to dive all over the world, assuming I keep liking it, which I think I will...

Rowena -- what a lovely compliment! I, too, find synchronicity everywhere.

SarahKelley said...

Love Nessie and the burnt map esp.
I tagged you and issued an award:)
If you're not into them no worries!
http://thebeadedlily.blogspot.com/2008/10/tag-tag-tag.html

isolda said...

:) thanks for looking in to my blogg. By the way, I really like your art :D

The Kadas Family said...

Scuba diving sounds like so much fun! If I ever go, I am buying one of those waterproof digi cams just for that. And I love all of your little paintings, especially the little sub one. I'll have to buy some for Keagan's room!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

I love your new pieces :) and congrats on being a featured seller! :)