No Excuses Art Journaling ~ A Gift from the Sea EDITION

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Welcome to the Gift from the Sea

gift pdf CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION PDF IMAGE to use in your journal   Gift From the Sea   Read the Last Chapter […]

January~ Dawn

Passing Time by Pablo Neruda Your skin like dawn Mine like musk One paints the beginning of a certain end. The other, the end of a sure beginning.   […]

February ~ The Beach

  Poem On The Beach At Night, Alone ~ Walt Whitman ON the beach at night alone, As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song, […]

March~ Channeled Whelk

Little Gidding by T S (Thomas Stearns) Eliot We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know […]

April~ Whale Watching

The Whale Spirit Animal By Elena Harris, Editor Whale Symbolism The whale is commonly associated with emotion, inner truth, and creativity. Here are additional meanings for this totem: […]

May~Moon Shell

Islands BY YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA For Derek Walcott An island is one great eye gazing out, a beckoning lighthouse, searchlight, a wishbone compass, or counterweight to the stars. When […]

June ~ Double Sunrise

The Moths by Mary Oliver There’s a kind of white moth, I don’t know what kind, that glimmers by mid-May in the forest, just as the pink mocassin flowers are […]

July~ Sea Glass

Searching for Sea Glass by Raymond A. Foss Hidden amid the rocks, the shells under the seaweeds, the driftwood sitting proudly on the sand Clear, green, brown, or blue smooth, […]

August ~ Seabirds

Seagull from Afar by Dejan Stojanovic Lie on the ground and listen to the grass, Hear the silent signals from outer space, Dream by making and make by dreaming, Feel […]

September~Oyster Beds

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can […]


The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler […]

December~ Beach walk at Dusk

“The waves echo behind me. Patience – Faith – Openness, is what the sea has to teach. Simplicity – Solitude – Intermittency … But there are other beaches to […]