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An Island In Time – Part 2

12313726_10207314188360440_5906753780045563905_nAmidst all of the beach exploring and snorkeling, I did find a little time to make some art while my grandbabies were napping. I brought a small moleskine and a few stamps and an inexpensive, small watercolor set. Also a small lump of plasticine clay to press into textured shells to make stamps out of.

IMG_3797It’s interesting what the beautiful sunshine and tropical colors and textures will bring out in your art. It made the colors flow. In a span of a couple of hours I completed 4 backgrounds and one finished page.

IMG_3882Some of the beaches were full of treasures to collect and also some to just collect their image and leave them behind for someone else to enjoy. I was tickled to find that broken pieces of coral become beautiful little hearts after they tumble around in the sea. A metaphor for our own lives when we let the tough times and stress shape us into something beautiful as well.

12375032_10207403920803695_2935795131906648535_oOne beach was a treasure trove of sea glass because it was near a pier and businesses and I imagine lots of careless parties on the shore. I ordered some diamond coated drill bits when I got home and transformed them into necklaces with pearls and leather.

10010773_10207379585595330_8869804387006555509_oIt took a bit of fiddling to figure out how to attach the coral hearts without drilling them, but I figured it out. These are combined with trade beads, frosted recycled glass beads, wooden and bone ones and leather at the back. Three of them have already been claimed. Maybe I will make one to keep for myself. You know what they say about the shoemaker’s kids…that kind of applies to jewelry artists too. Sometimes though, I do get attached to one that I can’t part with.

IMG_3715 I couldn’t resist leaving some cairns and rock structures to entertain future visitors to those beaches. Like leaving a little part of me behind. I know a part of my heart is left behind in this beautiful place also. Maybe someday I will have an art retreat there. You never know. :-)IMG_3756