Saturday, January 1, 2011

I love that the first day of 2011 is warm and sunny. Such a great way to start the new year. My son and I went for a walk on the beach. Lately he hates walking on the beach. He thought it was boring and wanted to go home and watch Spongebob. But the water looked like glass, so pretty.

We are recovering from a huge blizzard, and a ton of sand was deposited on the beach. I have noticed that after large storms the sea glass is sharp, as if it had all been re-pulverized. Nothing you would want to wear as jewelry. I did find one jewelry-quality piece:

Too bad my camera was set on macro so you can't really see it. But definitely a piece of Coke bottle. I did find some heart shaped rocks. I am not sure what to do with them, something for Valentine's day, maybe photo cards. And I found some pretty colors, but not sure what to do with those either!

He found some huge bricks and was determined to bring them home, but they were too heavy for him to carry. So I had to carry two heavy bricks the entire way. I think it was his passive-aggressive way to punish me for making him walk the beach. In a few days he will be five, so it seemed like a big deal to me to take our final beach-walk while he was still four. Kind of crazy, I know. Plus we needed the fresh air.

Happy New Year!


  1. So beautiful. I'm so jealous. I wish I lived near the ocean so I could look for sea glass and shells... I have found a few tiny pieces of sea glass on vacation but I would love to be able to search for it more often! Love your blog! :)

  2. Hi Ali! I found you on Etsy in the sea glass group you're a part of. I'm from South Portland, Maine and I'm an avid sea glass collector too. You've created some lovely pieces. I, too, collect heart rocks. Before I pick one up I take a photo of it, both horizontal and vertical (as well as anything else I find that's heart shaped). I've re-sized the photos, printed them and placed them in collage frames. I love to see them this way. My daughter moved to Presque Isle, Me (4 1/2 hours north of Portland) last fall and I sent her one of the small collage frames (the clear plastic ones at Michael's or AC Moore) as one of her Christmas presents. She loved it, a little piece of home (Willard Beach is a small beach in our city and we've spent a LOT of time there over the years!