Monday, April 25, 2011

Outer Banks Girlie (f/k/a Clevelandgirlie!)

 With two more years until we can finally relocate out West - we decided that life is too short to keep "waiting" for dreams to come true - so we took a leap and bought a beautiful place over on Roanoke Island at the Outer Banks or North Carolina.  Close enough to get to in less than three hours - but yet - an "entire" world away.

 Nestled between the natural beauty of the salt marshes and the Outer Banks, our new place is situate right in the middle of Nags Head and Cape Hateras National Seashore -   where we can watch the sun rise over the ocean in the morning - and set over the salt marshes in the evening.  And with fourwheeling on the beach, boating in the ocean and  corgis in the sand - we will never be at a loss for things to do.  

There truly is nothing more beautiful, more spiritual, more inspiring - than the Outer Banks at sunrise, or sunset, or during a thunderstorm.  (Except for maybe the Rocky  or Sawtooth Mountains at sunset.)

We just received the signed contract back today - and with a three week closing date there is much to do in a short time.  I'm guessing the next month will be a whirlwind of activity.  Not like that's anything unusual. Bring it on!
But for today.... after having spent a lovely four day weekend with my husband's family - I have managed to squirrel away a little time in the studio.                             
I think I will do some painting - on a piece of Egyptian cotton I purchased a while back that I have been saving - setting the stage for some stitching later on.   I'm in the mood to paint sunsets for some reason - oranges, pinks, purples.  Yes - a sunset.  An Outer Banks  Sunset.  My very own - Carolina Outer Banks Sunset -   YOU and I are going to get to know eachother very, very well.

10 comments:

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

That's a lovely move for you all Cathie - and so convenient for an easy getaway. Wonderful photos - here's hoping that you get to spend lots of quality time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. x

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

awesome!

Katiejane said...

YOU DIDN'T!!!! I am green with envy! Is this a second home or are you moving entirely? Either way, this is SO exciting and I wish you the best of the best.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

It sounds Wonderful. I hope we get to see lots of photos from there. I would be inspired to do sunsets too. Congrats on the new venture. Life it to short to waste a minute of it.

Carol said...

Its a huge leap toward a goal you have, not just a baby step..and to a place that you cn enjoy no matter what your age. Young, middle age or retired, its a wonderful place that I have always wanted to see.

Vicki W said...

You are right. The Outer Banks is a very special place!

Teresa said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and I can only imagine the wonderful time you and the family will have.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Congratulations, girl! That is such a nice area. You will be creating some wonderful family memories there.

The Idaho Beauty said...

How exciting! I've never been to that area but I've heard such wonderful things about it. It will be so good for you, as you are already showing - inspiring and feeding your creativity. Can't wait to see your sunsets, real and fabricated.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lots of love and hugs to you. I hope all your dreams and hopes come true. So glad to see you in the sketchbook project too Cathie x

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