Thursday, September 01, 2022


Last summer my daughter-in-law and three grandkids and I rented a beach house in Atlantic Beach, NC for a summer vacation. Just two blocks from the beach, and a 5-minute ride to my sister’s house. 

All over the beach everyone had these wonderful lightweight beach shades. My sister had one too. Quick and easy for even a single person to set up, and only needs the slightest of breezes to work.

It’s a Shibumi by name. Googling taught me that “shibumi” is a Japanese word, roughly translating as “effortless perfection”. A perfect name for these. I ended up buying one for my daughter-in-law for her birthday. 

However this painting is from a reference I took of my sister’s shibumi, the day her husband took us all out on his boat and we spent the day at Shackleford Banks. 

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