Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Dreaming

Have you been Summer Dreaming?

If so,
 your Dreams may be filled with
Sultry Summer Sounds like This ...

Perhaps in your Dreams, you can actually feel
soft, sweet Ocean Breezes ...

...  and do you suppose that's actually the scent
 of Coconut Oil sliding over
 your warm Summer Skin in your
Summer Dream?

If your Sunny Summer Dreams
become a little too warm,
there is always the refreshing
Dream of Clear Cool Summer Water.

Summer Dreams fill your senses ...
and if you listen to your Dreams closely,
I believe you'll hear Waves gently lapping
against the shore ...

... or perhaps your dream will be filled with
Powerful Waves that are Crashing ...
are you a Surfer Girl?

If you've been Summer Dreaming, like me,
then you've been bringing to life that
Summer Feeling ...
I know that June is still another month away ...
but my thoughts are definitely splashing into a
happy Summer frame of mind ...

I've been dipping my brush into summer shades of
watercolor lately
and taking myself mentally to
Summer Shores
through a few breezy little illustrations
{like snaps in a scrapbook}
 of a variety of different summer girls having fun
for the blog header.
Did you notice them up there?
They're not girls with specific names ...
perhaps they're you?

The header may or may not be finished ...
I'm simply playing with new design ideas.
Whatever the new header design ends up like,
I plan on frequently replacing
 one or more of the "scrapbook" illustrations,
similar to the way we all take
 new "snaps" for our scrapbooks ...
making it a constantly revolving header.
So, keep your eyes above for the ever-changing fun!

And the header isn't all that
will be changing over the summer!
Along with walking in beach sand,
picnics with pink lemonade
and moving into my new house
over the summer season,
I am planning on completely redoing the
Sandy M  ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
website and blog.
My illustration career
 is growing fast and
expanding in exciting ways
and the new website and blog will reflect
the new changes ...
but I'll save those details for a future post
before summer begins.

In closing,
you may have seen the
prints offered here last week ...
they are prints of
four of my Chanel bag illustrations ...
and guess what?
They're soon going to be featured
on a pack of twelve notecards too!
I'll be offering them in a variety pack
including all four of the illustration designs
or you may choose just one favorite bag design
for all twelve of your notecards!
Details next week.

In the meantime,
when you close your eyes to sleep tonight,
remember to think back to all of your favorite
Summer Memories ...
and who knows ...
you may even see some fireflies and
hear crickets chirping
outside your bedroom window ...
in your Summer Dreams.

Happy Summer Dreaming, Everyone!

The Ooh La Frou Frou Blog
and all illustration is by
illustrator Sandy M,
artist and illustrator
and founder of Ooh La Frou Frou.

For Ooh La Frou Frou cards
featuring Sandy M's illustrations go here.

drop Sandy a line here
with a brief description of
what you are interested in
and she will get back to you quickly
with a quote.

Photos via Pinterest.
Cinemagraph #1 via
Cinemagraph #2 via
Illustration by Sandy M


miss b said...

I've definitely been dreaming of summer after the torrential rain we have been having here in the UK. I love this post(and your wonderful new header!) I can almost smell the coconut oil and you always choose such lovely music. What is this one called?

Fashion-isha said...

Oh yes! I've been summer dreaming for a's my favorite season. Thanks for the gorgeous Monday morning pick me up! Have a fabulous week!

Fashionista622 said...

Fabulous Summer Post Sandy!
It puts me right in beach mode and can't wait to feel the warm sun as a watch the ocean waves.

Have a great week doll!


sonia daigle said...

Refresh from my vacation and can not wait to feel that summer breeze over and over again!
Gorgeous images
Sonia xo


Love the new header, Sandy! You know I'm a summer girl. And I've been summer dreaming right there along with you! We open the beach house in less than two weeks so the countdown is officially on! Cannot wait! :)

Hope you have a lovely week! xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Hello, Sandy!!!

I noticed the new header immediately...and think it is smashing! I'm so excited to hear that your illustration career is expanding! Your work is truly stellar and I think the sky is the limit for you!!!

My birthday is the 1st day of yes, I dream of summer and toes in the sand, feel of the water, sun on my face, gatherings with friends and family.

It will be here before we know it!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sam said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for your great comment, I completely agree. As i read this beautiful post, winter descends upon us here at the bottom of the earth, but your lovely pictures and words have reminded me of the wonderful and dreamt summer that has gone by.

Lily Lemontree said...

This was the perfect post for me this morning! I woke to grey skies (again!) but your words and images (and the delightful musical piece!) transported me to the beach and beyond...I can smell the coconut oil and sea air already!!
Love the new header, it's simply perfect!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Just wanted to drop by to say thanks so much everyone for the comments that you leave on each post ... so love them!

~ Sandy M

Betina said...

Oh dear, please take me here! I cannot wait for summer. It has been summer a couple of days ago here in NYC, but for some unfortunate and strange reason, it's getting chilly again. Your post just made me dream of the far far faraway land of sun, sand, and sunscreens!


Taj Acosta said...

I love the header!
And yes I'm always craving summer! Even in summer I'm worried it will end too soon! Happy week dear! xx

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Gorgeous Sandy--I clicked over and saw your new header and I got so excited--summer living is my favorite season...Love that girl under the umbrella--is that card available yet? Hope all is well!

xo Mary Jo

classiq said...

Summer is my favourite season, so I definitely enjoyed this post reminding me that my favourite time of year is less than a month away. I hope you are having a fabulous week, Sandy! Happy May! xo

LV said...

I love summer! This time of year makes me so happy:-) You header is super cute!

Guess what? You won the giveaway! YAY!!!!!! please email me your info so I can send your goodies:-)

Angelica N. said...

Ah, summer. Why, oh why, must it rain where I am. Can't wait until the sun comes out and stays there all day. And so glad to hear things are going great for you, and that you'll be reflecting your growth on the blog! It's been lovely seeing the progression. :)

rolala said...

Oh I've also been dreaming of summer when it's warm and lazy and the days are long. It's 80 degrees in NYC today :) Your new header totally made me smile! Love it! Your girls are fabulous as always!

I'm feeling better this week and trying to stay away from things that make me feel dizzy. We'll just let hubby deal with that lol.

Have a splendid weekend Sandy dear!

xo Rowena @ rolala loves

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I've definitely been summer dreaming and shopping preparing for it! haha I have a couple of road trips coming up, so preparing for that. Love the new header Sandy and can't wait to see the other changes. Glad business is good!!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

It already feels like summer!

Margarita Bloom said...

I simply adore this post! My Favorite!!!! Summer is sooooo my fav much so I want to move somewhere where's it's like this all year round. le sigh...

Looking forward to seeing the redo for your website and blog dahling! *wink*

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I'm so beach dreaming lately! Love your new look darlin!! xoxoxo

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

oh, I love this post! There is nothing like summer, is there? Thanks for that wee gem of escapism :) Looking forward to seeing all your future work..

Kathleen Lisson said...

I like the cute little frayed edge sunhat in one of the photos.