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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ocean print

Alex and I are giving our bedroom a little makeover, and we've been looking for artwork to go over our bed. How calming and lovely is this ocean photograph? Laura Bell took it while on a ferry in Scotland, and the circular shape makes it feel like she's peeking out a porthole window. Beautiful, don't you think?

58 comments:

nicole said...

so pretty. i am in love with the ocean, i'm living by the atlantic now, and it's amazing....

Brittany H. said...

This would be awesome above a bed. I spend so much time lounging in my bedroom, this would be a lovely thing to see every day!

Kisses!
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erin said...

I'm not a huge fan of the circular crop. I think it would have been more powerful without it, but that's just moi. :)

xo

Another Diamond Day said...

very relaxing indeed! I love the colors!

Diana Mieczan said...

Its perfect for a bedroom as it gives this calming and relaxing vibe. I totally think you should go for it! Kisses

lynette said...

LOVE this.

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, diana, and we're both insomniacs! maybe it will help :)

Catherine Masi said...

Yet another example of simplicity as perfection. Lovely.

Regina said...

Love this- I was just looking at this on 20x200 last night! I just found your blog, I love it!

BASIIK said...

I love this. The fog makes it feel so calm. I'm from Rhode Island, so the ocean has always been something close to my heart.

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Becca said...

Love it! It reminds me of looking out a Ship's window. Would you want to frame it with a round frame, or do you think in an instance like this a rectangular one would be better (it has me stumped!)?

Becca

Jocelyn said...

Agree! One of my favorite prints I've seen was of a dock just extending into an endless tropical ocean. I so wanted it but it's about $80,000!

Sigh, money would be nice. :)

Playing It Cooley

Joanna Goddard said...

becca, i was thinking the exact same thing! i'm not sure!

Liz said...

I would frame it in the square! I think it gives that feeling that you're looking out a window more that way.. which is the best part of the photo!

Marcia said...

Have you heard of www.snazzycanvas.com ? It's a site that allows you to choose a designer to interpret one of your personal photographs and have it printed onto a framed canvas. It looks amazing! Thought it might be something cool and personalized for your new bedroom. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

good point, liz! and thanks, marcia!

yen said...

A circular picture frame was my first thought! Would really enhance the looking out a port window effect. I wasn't even sure that existed but I check and they do:
http://www.customframingdesigns.com/home.html

Dancing Branflake said...

Lovely! It would feel like you were waking up to the ocean every morning. Scotland sounds oh so romantic right now.

chime said...

very cute.
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Swedish in Atlanta said...

Looks a little cold and deep for me:)
Petra

My Beautiful Life said...

I love ocean prints. We have 5 in our living room that my husband took (he's a photographer). Seeing waterscapes bring an enormous sense of calm.

There are a plethora of amazing ocean prints on Etsy. I do love this little boat picture. My grandmother always adored the feeling of being in a boat. It makes me think of her seeing this picture. May just have to go buy the smallest one to add to my little nook.

Hope you have a great weekend, Joanna.

jenny said...

That's VERY calming! Are you looking for any original artwork? I paint "chunky" florals. Bright colors always look good in a bedroom. (: jennymarieart.etsy.com

Shel + Stone said...

Hi Joanna! You should check out my husband's ocean photography, we would love to give you a print! Let us know if you are interested... http://www.stonecrandall.com/#939160/Surf
xo.

Susan said...

I feel compelled to say: it's a porthole. The word you're all looking for:)

naomi said...

so peaceful! so nice.

Bronwyn said...

Wow, that's absolutely lovely! I love the shades of grey... perfect for a peaceful bedroom, and I too love the porthole shape...

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Lauren said...

Oh my mum would love this! Her and my dad have a huge canvas pic of Mauritious in their bedroom because they went on honeymoon and renewed their vows there. So the pics always reminds them of that:) xox

Melissa Stevens said...

This would make me feel like I was on a cruise everyday of my life! I love it!

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Anonymous said...

That photo is beautiful! We also spruced up our bedroom a few months ago and bought five of these:http://www.etsy.com/shop/drifted

which are very ocean-like. we framed them in a white wood horizontal frame over our bed,

simone leblanc said...

Simply lovely ;)

Gabriela said...

This type of photo looks like you could do it yourself! And how much better could it be to know you have the photo linked to a memory.

kitten roar said...

such a pretty print...i almost expected to see the waves start moving!

Agata Melnyk said...

Jo! i posted very same picture today! i can't believe :) my photo and this artwork on yours blog are so similar! look here: http://agatamelnykphotos.blogspot.com/ i hope you will like it too!

Maria Riazzoli said...

Really beautiful!! : )

Veralynn said...

I love living near the Pacific and this photo is beautiful! For me, though, I feel a little claustrophobic with the circular frame, as I imagine I would if I were looking through a porthole. I want water as far as the eye can see!

Veralynn

Joie de Veralynn

PhotoPuddle said...

Wow, it really is just like looking out of a porthole. Very calming - unless you get seasick!

katie | hip hip shoe-ray! said...

the tension between the ocean (something so vast) and the size of the print (very edited) is interesting. definitely eye-catching, whether you like the print or not!

Sage Crown Parker said...

i have to say i think it should be a photo of the caribbean ocean, so it's turquoise! call me spoiled but that's the way it looks when i look out my window:)
i do like the roundness though!

Notes from Holly St. said...

really love this...so serene!

My Heart Blogged said...

It really does remind me of a poarthole. I had a porthole on the cruise I went on, and the print would be perfect. It reminds me of looking at the ocean, and those precious moments.
My Heart Blogged

kelly said...

My friend out in LA just started Artist Spot - i think it's really similar to 20x200. great way for new artists to be discovered and great way to decorate an empty wall!

http://artistspotcommunity.org/

Anonymous said...

That's really lovely. I also like that bird photo you have above your bed now. But change is good, too. :)

lizelle said...

Very calming. I was enjoying a moment until the oven alarm just went off.

Jaclyn said...

Oh I love this. It's so hard to pick something that goes above your bed, it needs to be so soothing I think. This does a great job, I feel like you would wake up relaxed every day.

brittany said...

so simple yet would make a huge statement in any room. love! we're changing up our bedroom a little too but haven't even thought about the walls. started out with new bedding and it's made a huge difference!

Brodie said...

it's beautiful! i am totally in love with any photo of the horizon - its oddly calming. there's something really wonderful about nothingness :)

Joy said...

I love photographs of the ocean and the sky in bedrooms. It's so calming and tranquil. Have you ever tried listening to a recording of the waves while you're falling asleep? It sounds cheesy but it really helps!

joybelamarich.blogspot.com

Katie*Belle said...

I love this -- the circle makes it feel so fresh. We also went for ocean photography in our bedroom. It's so relaxing and pretty.

WonderWoman said...

i have been looking for art like this too, i wanted water..and especially waves..many great choices out there when just googling water images ...these colors mimic my grey and white michael kors giraffe print coverlet well though.... the other photos in my bedroom are of the santana album with a black chest and white dove..i like this a lot! the porthole gives a wonderful adventurous feel. ahoy!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

I LOVE the circular shape - what a fresh take.

Maura said...

we think alike! i chose these two for above my bed!

http://bit.ly/qfQvC
http://bit.ly/DjpJT

Alex said...

Super cool shot!

WA Blog Team said...

Just beautiful!! We love it.

Faith said...

LOVE this print. SO peaceful.

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