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.