Although it seems as if I have been doing nothing inside my home and concentrating solely on the garden, there are a few projects, which I have been working on inside as well. Being able to focus on the garden during the spring and summer just brings me joy!
My favorite place in the world is the east coast beach and every time the opportunity arises, I collect seashells. Believe it or not, two bathrooms in our home are a lovely ‘Reef Blue’, a Sherwin Williams paint color. Seashells in glass containers decorate the bathrooms.
Frames covered in seashells seem to be popular right now, so I purchased a bargain frame, thinking to paint it white. It is a muted gold color.
Well, placing the seashells on the frame, I realized, white seashells don’t appeal to me so much. The colors Dave and I have accumulated are blues, browns, golden, or maroon colored. I decided to stick with the golden color on the frame.
There seemed to be too many similar shapes and sizes of the shells we had and the layout was not coming together like I wanted so I purchased a bag of shells from ‘Michael’s’. Adding the star shaped and conical shells immediately made creating a pleasing mix, much easier.
As you can see in the picture, the top and bottom need some more work, but I am pleased with the way the sides look. It just seems to need some more starfish, different shapes on the top and bottom… a work in progress. Then I’ll add some small shells to fill in around the others.
My intention is to paint a watercolor to place in the frame now. This has been in my mind for some time now, hopefully, the end product is a good one.