As I sit here, looking around my office/studio with its coastal theme, there's no doubt that the ocean has a special appeal to me. I've always been fascinated by water and the many types of marine life it holds. In fact, at one point, I considered a career as an oceanographer, inspired by the voyages of the Calypso and the work of Jacques Cousteau as he led expeditions to explore the depths of our planet's oceans. I didn't actually get to see the ocean until I was well into my 30s, and a walk along a beach, picking up shells and exploring tidal pools is still one of my favorite ways to spend a day.
Seashells are one of life's little pleasures, and as my grandchildren can attest to, I have a lot of them. Okay, maybe not quite as many as I once had, thanks to said grandchildren sharing my love of them and almost always leaving with a new piece from my collection to call their own. I love seashells... what can I say? These little bits of calcium (with just the smallest amount of protein thrown in) are beautiful reminders of the artistry of natural life, once having formed the exoskeleton of animals who have perfected a way of creating and enlarging a shelter for themselves through a relatively simple process. Human architects and engineers should be so talented!
The beauty of these shells is not lost on artistic minds... and their use of shells to inspire, adorn and decorate continues to produce beautiful, imaginative, and even functional pieces of art... I invite you to explore these seashell finds!
|Seashell Wreath in Pink and White from JustShellin|
|Watercolor Seashell Note Cards Set of 8 by SusanWindsor|
|Seashell Table Lamp by EastVillageArtisans|
|White Spiny Oyster Seashell Frame|
|Sterling Silver Gilded Seashell Necklace - Siren's Song from MysticWynd|
|Seashell Pillow by CoastalSeasons|
|The Mermaid's Dream Seashell Box by SuziesSeashellWorld|
|Seashell Soap Collection by EsscentsSoap|
|Starfish and Seashell Bouquet/Boutonierre Set by SLYCreations|
Lovely, aren't they? I hope you liked them and that you'll take a moment to visit these shops to see all of the wonderful things you can find! I'll be back tomorrow with some felted fashion accessories, so be sure to stop back by. Until then... have a blessed day!