|Self portrait Helen Tilston|
I am winging my way to the Gulf of Mexico with a destintation ticket to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
Indian Rocks Beach is part of the barrier islands linked to the mainland by a bridge. It is a jewel nestled among palms and live oaks and still unspoiled. The poem in a small way conveys my feelings for this little place which has a heart full of love and residents who care.
|Meet me at Indian Rocks Beach original by Helen Tilston|
The sea of love
Indian Rocks Beach has been blessed from above
and to our west is "the sea of love"
From day break till the stars shine bright
our beach welcomes all in her sight
and should your heart feel pain and, perhaps you are somewhat weary,
you know it is all right to get a little teary
but, please build a castle or a mermaid of sand
and soon you'll feel peace and healing from this special land
The butterfly in your tummy which is forever muttering
soon joins a flock of butterflies playfully fluttering
Playful dolphins frolic and play
while young lovers whisper, dance and sway
And this my dearest friends is our treasure trove
so let's all bathe in the sea of love.
(Poem composed by Helen Tilston March, 2011)
The Editor of a major, luxury magazine called this week and has been following our artistic journey. The Plein Aire Cottage Artists, (3 Members:Mary Rose Holmes and Violetta Chandler and
Helen Tilston) are being featured in September/October issue of their magazine and the photo shoot is this Monday.
At times like this when I am nervous I hear my father's words echoing "keep your mouth shut, your ears open and look intelligent"
|Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen painting a triptych|
|Elegant Lady by Helen Tilston|
|One of my favourite spots at Indian Rocks Beach photo by Helen Tilston|
Any tips on how to pose? what to wear?
Island in the Sun, Harry Belafonte