Sunday, December 29, 2019

more cool rocks

fun spaceships for lively imaginations

Saturday, December 28, 2019

United Stones

Another fun idea from some rocks I found on the beach is to collect more that look like states. Even if the scale is a bit unproportional, if the shapes are close enough like these to be California and Pennsylvania in my mind, it will be a great project when all the pieces are put together.  

B is for bark

I found this natural form of a letter B and think it would be neat to collect an entire alphabet. This may take a lifetime to find, so it will be very satisfying when I get even one whole word, like BARK.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

sneezins greetings


Merry Christmas to the excellent elves who make wonderful experiences for others

Monday, December 23, 2019

eat well

Stargazy Pie

Everything about this cracks me up.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

found & lost

My phone was found a mile down the road with 28% power and a pretty set of dragonfly wings. But it's only one pair, it makes my fingers bleed, and so it's time for something new!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

gifts from the sea

lovely little treasures on fossil beach today
I've been looking for a guitar pick all summer and found the best one!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

worth a try

Cheryl and Sheryl

Rhiannon Dionne made this funny little alien wax girl, Cheryl, and her cat, Sheryl, plus a paper tissue bed with deluxe model tea candle holder base. Rhiannon's humor and penchant for spontaneously crafting miniatures in all sorts of media are a joy to witness. I will add this pair to my growing collection of her fun gifts.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

smart and handy shoes

Another thrift shop find that was a godsend this summer are what I now call my acrobat shoes. Perfect for walking across rocky beaches, these Earth shoes are better than sneakers for gripping the curves of small boulders.  The "longitudinal" and "latitudinal" lines on the sole are flexible, so these smart shoes are perfect for low tide adventures and sunrise rock yoga.

Monday, September 16, 2019

new shoes

The concept of good fortune is interesting, like finding a pair of beautiful shoes just your size at a thrift shop, so well designed and crafted they make normal formal but in a comfortable way.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

release the kraken!

Hurricane Dorian coming 
into Southeast Cove,
Big Tancook Island,
 Nova Scotia
The house is shaking!
The walls are creaking!
The windows are leaking!
The waves are mesmerizing!

Friday, August 30, 2019

lines and lineage

I found this charming little book tucked away in the bookcase with my grandmother's name inside. I love the way she wrote her letters, and here are two tartans from our family names.
The book was first printed in 1896, and this edition from 1958 shows almost a hundred colored tartans, each with a page about the clan's history.  There is a lot of information about the Gaelic language, how to wear the Highland dress, ceremonial rules and lists of surnames and clan septs.  The formality of the old traditions and uniforms are awfully rigid, but the tartans are fun to flip through.

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Zachary Dionne has a talent for literally turning hardwoods like sapele, plum and jatoba into beautiful vessels at his Big Tancook Island shop, Stranded. He also etches glass and combines materials to make unique art and gifts. See more below and stop in to meet this gifted young artist.