My June artist date was a trip to the beach in Praia de Vitoria. This was my first time going to the beach this summer. I love going to the beach with friends, but I also truly enjoy lying in the sand by myself. When I listen to the gentle lapping of the ocean waves, my stress fades and I just feel content. With the sun on my face, everything in life seems fine–at least in that moment. I love the sun. And I love the water. It’s as simple as that. My mother is the same way—maybe I get it from her? What I do know is when I have sun on my skin, I gain a renewed faith in the beauty of life.
I also used the opportunity the play with my Instagram app on my iPad. I know that is a little cliché, because everyone has Instagram(--and filters are overused, blah, blah, blah…) However, even if it’s everywhere and everyone is playing with it—eh. It doesn’t matter. Instagram images look neat. And it’s a fun way to add atmosphere to ordinary snapshots. It gives images character. I like that.
After that, I just laid out on the beach for a couple of hours (after reapplying sunscreen, because–sunscreen is very important). I sat in the light waves, watching this little school of tiny fish swimming around shifting in the current.
Life is beautiful.