I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Tuesday, March 1, 2011

So, okay...It's March again. sigh......


March. Not my fav.....
 Except for the "winter is lousy" bit [I adore winter!] I think Dorothy P. said it well:

Summer makes me drowsy
Autumn makes me sing.
Winter's pretty lousy.
But I hate spring!
                                                           Dorothy Parker

And yet....



The page above is from my ongoing Nature Journal. The current book is in its sixth or seventh year.


And here's an art journal....


Yeah, I'm a bit of a beach/nature nerd, I admit it. As you all know, beachcombing is a big part of my days, years round. It's great excercise, right? No treasure to be found on a Stairmaster thingy at a gym, is there? And I just love a treasure hunt! See:
This is what the native Americans used for money...


Wampum...softly rounded polished bits of clamshell, still found on the beach.....
                            

And you all know about me and seaglass and seashells... 


These are some of my collecting boxes for very special finds...


an Altoids tin, with pretty scrap....


and tiny containers inside....each little box marks a special day or trip, or summer's finds...

A tiny glass and aluminum box of oystercatchers' hatched eggs....below:


A small pocket box, ugly but useful, it stays in my beach bag or cargo pants pockets...


Here are some of my art journal pages....You maybe can see how these subconsciously translate into my quilts, like on the previous post?

                

My mom went through a French stage, got me making the captions in French, oooh la la and lah-di-dah!


My smallest collage book....just 4 inches square.



Wonder what March will bring me... last year, a table?

not really, I resisted!

This year---the sailboat? A blue glass float.....

               

love

        lizzy  



gone to the beach...

3 comments:

  1. I love this post Lizzy. I too love Marjolen Bastin and have used her cards etc for years. Well not since I started making my own, but love her nature inspired works. I love yours too. These journals are real keepsakes.

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  2. Each page of your journals are works of Art! So pretty.

    How fortunate you are, to be able to comb the beach for treasures. :)

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  3. Hi!I just want to tell you that reading your blog always makes me happy!It's just so beautiful!I too am a beach fanatic!!!thank you lots!
    Sue

    http://Salut15.blogspot.com

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