Friday, September 30, 2011

Technology and the Beach

I'd Better Go Back to Paperbacks, collage/acrylic
16 x 20, Elizabeth W. Seaver

Sand and salt water in the ebook?  Not such a good thing.  And consider what you will do in the winter when there is no humidity swelled bodice ripper/mystery thriller/sci-fi adventure to remind you of your days in the sun?  No sand falling out in your lap when you open that beach read for the second run through?  How sad!  

On the other hand, no $189 "book" ruined by that unexpected wave rolling over your comfy lounge chair as you sit enthralled by exciting events in the worlds in your head. 

All technological advances aside, I think a paper book is still the way to go at the beach.  

Our fine, feathered friend above is just about to figure that out...

15 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Very nice Elizabeth. I love it

Anna said...

Love it.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks Gary and Anna! I appreciate that you are reading my blog, guys!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love, love, love this, Elizabeth! And I have not made the jump to a digital book yet, but you are right it's not $189 if you're book bites the dust:) Great art work as always, love the collage bits of the wave great colors and energy!

Pam Holnback said...

I've been thinking about ebooks lately, wondering if it's worth it, etc....now maybe I'll postpone a purchase!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Carrie! Thanks for the enthusiasm. You make my day!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Pam, thanks for stopping by. I'm not really a total Luddite, but it does make sense to use technology wisely. I mean, are we really going to give up books entirely?? There's a time and a place...

the GyPsY said...

lol ... tinely for me! I was thinking of taking my laptop to the beach in the morning to do some work, rather than go to the office! But then I thought I'd get a table and chair .. then it got more and more complicated .. so book it is :-).
Love the artwork!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, The Gypsy! You made me laugh, too! I know how it gets, too, thinking you're going to get work done in a place where your brain, basically, goes to mush!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

SUCH FUN Elizabeth!...The waves just tickled me to death!...we'll not REALLY to death...lol...your work just sings!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is simply gorgeous!!! I love everything about this piece. Awesomeness I tell you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend.

linda said...

i love this piece....the color and pattern is magic! i always keep up with you in my reader and thought it time i said hello! ;)

RH Carpenter said...

Very clever and bright and fun - and so true - we are technologying our way out of so many pleasurable things!

Yan Hong Lowson said...

I asked about having your birds at the beach again, and you oblige! This is too cute.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

When I think of acrylic/collage-- I don't imagine it to be so subtly rendered and delightful as this painting. Lovely color transitions and striking patterns, wonderful!! I'm with you on your suggestion about paperbacks at the beach too!