jewels-of-the-sea

I’ve been having so much fun creating with all my new crystals lately, and I’ve never been so happy to not be sick and stuck away in bed. This is one of my new creations that sprung to life last night, it’s available online now: www.euphoricspiritdesigns.com with heaps of new turquoise treasures, and so many lovely vegan and hemp jewels, too. Have a beautiful day!!

Jewels Of The Sea by Les Baxter 1961

“Jewels of the Sea” has a dream-like essence mainly carried by a floating body of strings accompanied by winds that dart back and forth like schools of fish. Quiet rhythms turn up on some of the numbers as well as do shimmering keyboards, but all these elements blend nicely together as none of them overpower each other. Key selections are “The Ancient Galleon” which has a great waltzing cadence, “Sunken City” builds to a gentle crescendo and “Sea Numph” retains Baxter’s poppy bounce of previous releases. “Enchanted Sea” as well displays a perfect balance of wonder with just a hint of sinister mysticism.

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#mypubliclandsroadtrip Spends the Day at King Range for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands 15th Anniversary Celebration

The area making up the King Range National Conservation Area has long been recognized as a crown jewel of the Pacific Coast. This dramatic meeting of land and sea has come to be known as California’s “Lost Coast”.

The NCA encompasses more than 68,000 acres and 35 miles of coastline – the longest roadless stretch of coast in the continental U.S.; more than 42,500 acres are wilderness. Powerful geologic forces shape the King Range, resulting in mountains that thrust straight up from the sea. King Peak, the highest point at 4,088 feet, is only three miles from the ocean.

King Range watersheds support spawning and rearing habitat for federally listed Chinook and Coho salmon, and Pacific steelhead. Nearly 300 species of native and migratory birds are seen. Its old growth forests support northern spotted owls, bald eagles and Coopers hawks. 

Hiking and backpacking are the most popular recreation activities. The Lost Coast Trail extends 24 miles from the mouth of the Mattole River to Black Sands Beach at Shelter Cove. CLICK HERE to learn more and plan your visit.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

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🌿🍃🌻 hairwrap love via euphoricspiritdesigns.com 🌴🌵🌳

Finally, the sun blessed us with some of its beauty and we were able to take some photographs of our new Hairwraps. If you’re thinking of making a purchase for any of our jewellery or treasures, please don’t forget, we now have a permanent discount code for all of the beauties of tumblr, you can receive 10% off with the code “EUPHORIC”. There’s also a heap of new vegan friendly jewellery online now aswell! (Because animal love is super important, too!)

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Yeah, so. If you’ve seen http://jealousyj.blogspot.co.uk/ then you’ll have some idea of what this is about.

For now I’m going to use tumblr. as most people do. I’ll share things that I think are probably worth seeing.

It’s interesting (and unfortunate) that many utterly forgettable films have brilliant soundtracks that have disappeared into oblivion - because the film has been forgotten. Think Alessandroni, Morricone, Ortolani, Piccioni, Orlandi, Bacalov, Dell'Orso. Or maybe that means nothing to the average reader.

On the other hand, having listened to a lot of what someone like Les Baxter has to offer (as entertaining as some of his seemingly unending oeuvre is), I seem to be preferring the artwork.

Baxter was an American composer, most popular in the 50s and 60s, who later rubbed shoulders with score giants like Henry Mancini and Lalo Schifrin.

Then again, Baxter’s Moog Rock album is (ludicrously) worth a listen.

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5.24.2013

This piece by Renee Allen entitled “Jewels of the Sea” was part of a Fiberarts exhibit : “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore,” celebrating various visual histories and cultures of water goddesses that was held August 28 through October 28, 2012 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, South Carolina. Displaying over 100 works of art, it was the single largest collection of mermaid-themed quilts and dolls to be housed under one roof. Even more fascinating was that the curator, Torreah “Cookie” Washington and all 66 participating artists from the United States and Canada were African-American.

For more information about “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore” exhibit, including obtaining the exhibit catalog, contact the curator, Cookie Washington at cookiesews1960@gmail.com.