My next crazy quilt journal block is underway, inspired by these gifts from the sea...
And gathered by my husband Jimmy, one of the most persistent and patient treasure hunters I know.
He'll spend hours at the water's edge...stooping, selecting, pocketing, and stooping again.
He surrenders his stress down there by the sea...and finally relaxes, settling into the repetitive, meditative activity that is shell collecting.
It's a joy for him to go to the beach every day and gather these gems.
And lucky for us, my father lives near one of the best shelling beaches in the world.
I'm not sure yet how this block is going to evolve.
I just know that I'd like to honor my father's home, my husband's practice and the beauty of these shells...
See you next time.