Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Inspired by textures today.

A trip to Tybee Island, Georgia.

Barnacle-encrusted pylons under the pier at low tide.

A collection of jellyfish. A proud 10 year old boy letting me know that he was the one who gathered them. When I asked how, he picked one up in his hands and touched it to his arm. "See, they don't sting."

Later, a trip to Bead Dreamer Studio in Savannah and more textures.

Abalone shells.

Bone daggers.

A book recommendation: The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne. I can only imagine how she would interpret the jellyfish!


  1. Those bone daggers are wonderful! Did you get any? Care to send any my way and I'll reimburse you?

    Love the shots of the barnacle incrusted pylons, but the jellyfish win the day...or rather the 10 year old who collected them does. I hadn't realized that some jellyfish are safe to touch until last summer.

    The photographer we used for family photos at Corolla showed the kids that it was safe to pick up the clear, tail-less ones. Just picture three 4 year old girls delighting in being able to poke, pick up and/or throw jellyfish without fear of being stung. It was hilarious.

    Enjoy Savannah! Can't wait to see what other treasures you find.

  2. Hi Jennifer-
    I did buy some of those daggers and some will head your way when I return...a gift for continuing to "field" my blogging questions (and you know there will be more!).

    I have to say it startled me when that little boy grabbed one of the jellyfish and pushed it against his arm...only glad he didn't try pushing it against my arm! I had know idea that some jellyfish were safe to pick up.