Having lived at the beach for most of my life, I consider myself to be an expert beachcomber and other than being an artist, it is truly up there as one of my favorite things to do. Is there such a thing as a professional beachcomber?!
For a few years, I've been kicking around the idea of having a coastal themed holiday where I put my love of beachcombing to use. Instead of being tempted to buy ornaments and decorations (yes, even though I typically make everything, I still get tempted to buy more) I would
work around a beach theme, find all my decorations at the beach or make the rest- everything inspired by the sea.
This is the year that I challenge myself to do it!
I cover a lot of ground when I'm in "beachcombing mode" and prefer to go alone (everyone I know runs out of patience after about 30 minutes) because I spend hours and walk miles . I traverse back and forth from the water line up to the dry sand, covering everything in between and then back down to the water line- back and forth for miles.
I sift through tiny pieces of shells. This is where you can find teeny tiny treasures.
I search through rocks
I only look for shells that will fit with my ideas- otherwise I could come home with WAY TOO MANY treasures!
When I get home I spread everything out
and sift through my findings.
I organize by size,