Fresh of the easel – these little 6″ x 6″ oil paintings on cradled panels were dropped into deep gold floater frames and popped over to curated. (309 Capitola Ave) in Capitola, California for the 37th Annual Art and Wine festival this weekend (Sept. 14th & 15th) Over 150 fine artists and 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, local music and amazing food. Admission is FREE. Shuttles will be running into town from the Capitola Mall every 20 min.
Lifeguard Tower 7
Lifeguard Tower 11
When I go to Shark’s Tooth Cove, one of my favorite beaches in California, I usually scamper down into the cove and nestle myself between the soaring cliffs and the pounding ocean. I am so in love with the keyhole tunnel and the dramatic sea stacks that I’m quite content, me, the resident ravens, the squads of patrolling pelicans and the occasion nude sunbather.
This time I decided to explore the highlands that surround the cove where farmers cultivate fields of brussels sprouts, and maybe cabbage. I’m glad I did!
There were some guys with a drone checking out the view from all vantage points, maybe one day I’ll enjoy that kind of footage but I would want to try it on a day when no-one else was there as it certainly breaks up the peace for other beach goers, and that’s what this place is all about peace, beauty, inspiration along the coast of Northern California!