Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Heart Collecting Hearts!

"Collecting is, of course, for most collectors just a reasonably absorbing and largely harmless pastime, looked upon by an uncomprehending world as a kind of gentle madness."
 - Stephen Calloway

I am a collector. I collect many things; beads, craft supplies (I haven't met one I didn't like), crafts (I'm a Jack of all trades, master of none) to name a few. My most favorite pastime is walking the beach, camera (and special stick - more on that another time) in hand searching for treasures. It doesn't matter if it's hot, cold, raining or snowing - I love the beach! I collect while I'm walking; sea glass, white rocks, shells, sand dollars. My FAVORITE treasures to collect are heart shapes.

I have lots of rocks,

 sea glass,

 shells (this one is a mussel shell),

(more sea glass),

and photos of items from nature that tickle my fancy;

rosa rugosa petal,


found on a walk at Crescent Beach State Park.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

They make my heart sing. What makes your sing?


  1. The heart shaped rocks and sea glass are amazing and beautiful! You might consider putting your heart shaped sea glass/rocks in a shadow box frame-instant wall art that has a fantastic story! I too am an avid collector of beads and treasures in the sand. I can spend hours walking along the shore, picking up rocks, stones and sea glass, not realizing that I am several miles from where I started! The sand becomes so mesmerizing.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Kathleen. I've been pondering what to do with my stash for a while. A shadow box or printer's tray is what I've come up with so far. Right now they're laying on a shelf of a book case. You're so right about the powers of the sand and water!!


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