Burning the Last of the Beach Time Oil

Ahh, its’s now a work week again and I’m still thinking of memories of the beach, wishing we could have that relaxed pace all year long. But alas, we’ll just have to reflect on these times that help make vacations all the more appreciated. Meanwhile, here are some stunning beach photos that will leave a lasting impression.

Light painting on Britain’s beaches by Jamie Wardley from the UK’s Daily Mail.

Jamie Wardley light painting, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Jamie Wardley light painting, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Jamie Wardley light painting, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Jamie Wardley light painting, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Jamie Wardley light painting, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Next time you’re burning a bonfire, you may want to consider this beautiful and sculptural Beach Burner by John T. Unger.

04-waves-o-fire-firebowl by John T. Unger, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Firebowl by John T. Unger

firebowl by John T. Unger as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Firebowl by John T. Unger

There are a lot of songs I could use to Kick Start the Weekend with this post but Starlight by Muse seems a fitting way to put a sunset on the beach scene until the next vacation.

Muse Starlight on Art Is Everywhere

Political Unrest

Artwork can be found in political unrest. I cite this graffiti – mural, not because it is exceptional but because it is expressive. Due to the instability in Libya and the Muammar Gaddafi’s crack down on his own people, I thought this mural was particularly insightful as an antithesis to America’s recent Fourth of July celebration, where freedom reigns. In Libya it does not.

Pent up rage seen in Libyan graffiti, via the UK Guardian, seen on ArtisEverywhere

Pent up rage seen in Libyan graffiti, via the UK Guardian

Ex-Politics by Muse seems appropriate for Kick-Starting the Weekend.