Category Archives: Sanderlings


SANDERLING SHOREBIRD – ILLUSTRATED WATERCOLORS IN A HANDMADE DOUBLE-SIDED ACCORDION BOOK.  The format of this book is very easy to make.  The book has 2 covers because the book opens 2 ways.  The covers are my photographs of Sanderlings in Pacific Beach.  One side of the book opens to a mural painting & the other side of the book opens to a book with pages.  


SAN DIEGO SUNSET BRINGS A PILGRIMAGE TO THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE DAY – The sandstone bluffs amber glow reflects on a sand mirror.  I spot an orange scallop shell left by the tide.  Scallop shells are a symbol of the feminine & a spiritual pilgrimage.  We are drawn to the sea & to the light every evening.  The light shows us the way to open our hearts & feel the beauty of this world in our very souls.


SAN DIEGO TIDE POOL DISCOVERIES – Every day walking on the beach brings a different experience.  A brand new moment of the beauty of nature.  The Sanderlings run to & fro trying to outrun the incoming tide while they feed between waves.  Their tiny legs moving so quick-quick in a blur are like cartoon road runner legs.  A mussell shell filled with sand makes a lovely container sparkling like an abalone shell in the sunlight.  A kelp crab, still alive is huge & gorgeous.  I return him to the sea where he belongs.  Scallop shell tapestries fill my mind with the desire to paint.  A sand dollar with sand designs around it is like a comet.  Make a wish.  The real surprise of this day though is a pile of sand dollars some unknown person put into a pile shaped like a heart & they left it for me to find.  Every day by the sea is lovely.