Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nature's Treasures

I spent an hour or so today sorting thru the beautiful shell fragments I collected at the beach this month. Topsail Island, NC has been restoring their beaches which were eroding badly after numerous storms and high seas. They sucked sand out of the canals and pumped it onto the dunes and beaches. In the process, lots of really old shell fragments were dredged up.

I sorted them into 3 piles - gray toned, cream toned, and pinkish. I plan to do some mosaic art with them.

They're just loaded with color, texture, and pattern. And I betcha a coat of clear sealer will really make the colors pop.


Whytefeather said...

Oh what fantastic little piles of treasure you have with those shells! Can't wait to see what you create with them :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lots of inspiration in each of those piles! Nature has such beautiful things just waiting for us to create with.

Yvonne said...

Love your collection of shells and I know it was fun finding them. Little treasures seem to be everywhere in nature, just for us to enjoy and/or use.