Saturday, June 29, 2013
Sorting It Out
Sorting through some seashells I gathered on a recent trip to the beach. I gathered these the lazy way - just scooped them up in a net bag, took them down to the water and washed away most of the sand. I like bringing them home and dumping them out and sorting through them to see what I've got.
Being a lover of texture, these are my favorite bits - pieces of broken sand dollars that have been eroded by the surf into interesting and highly textured little pebbles.
After a very satisfying morning of sorting, sifting and bagging, I have 9 bags of assorted seashells and sand dollar pebbles to make something with. Now the question is, what to make? I'm fighting a bad case of the creative doldrums right now, so they may just sit in a drawer for a while until I can figure out what to do with them. I have so much creative energy and nowhere to channel it right now, and this little exercise helped me with that for a while. Now I guess I will go and polish the silver or something..........