Friday, February 4, 2011

Modern Version Of Childhood Shellboard

I cannot take credit for this idea as I saw it in a magazine several years back and was enchanted by this creative way to show my found shells in a new way. I saw an article about India Hicks, daughter of famed designer David Hicks, who lives in the Bahamas. Her beautiful collection of found shells from around the world encouraged me to do the same with my found shells from MY island. I hope that India likes the idea of encouraging others.........without her example, I would not have this ingenious way to display my found shells. Thank you, India. XOXOXOXO

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Let There Be Light

As a child, my island was reached by a ferry. There were few of us summer newcomers. To keep us busy during the summer months, my older sister and brother and I began to make shell boards from cabinet doors that someone had not wanted. My father rigged them up for hanging and we began to.....glue. Oh, gluing was fun for all and we experimented with several through the years! I have the same glue hangups glue or not to glue. This lamp was one of the first larger projects I endeavored to finish with found shells from the beach in front of our little beach house. I love the glow.