salt water renewal

Been in a bit of a slump and realized I was in desperate need of a salt water fix.  So, kind of spur of the moment, I headed over to the Atlantic coast yesterday for a dose of heaven.  Still processing and pondering, but thought I'd share the excellent ocean treasures that I brought home. 

You may notice a theme ... I was going for more sculptural pieces and there are some great ones.  Also I usually go for the more pristine pieces, but you have to admit, the worm eaten pieces are kind of over-the-top amazing. 

 I did collect a few relatively pristine pieces ...

I did collect a few relatively pristine pieces ...

 reversed

reversed

 but then I decided the more decayed the better ...

but then I decided the more decayed the better ...

 love the black one ...

love the black one ...

 and the detail in this one is incredible ...

and the detail in this one is incredible ...

 I got kind of obsessed with these worm-eaten fragments

I got kind of obsessed with these worm-eaten fragments

 and then I was on to shell clusters ...

and then I was on to shell clusters ...

 this one is almost like concrete ... super cool!

this one is almost like concrete ... super cool!

 and this sand dollar fragment is purely gorgeous

and this sand dollar fragment is purely gorgeous

 no idea what this is ... bone or concrete or I don't know what, but the colors are wonderful and it's fun to speculate

no idea what this is ... bone or concrete or I don't know what, but the colors are wonderful and it's fun to speculate

 finishing up with a pop of color from this barnacle ...

finishing up with a pop of color from this barnacle ...

I'm not good at taking days off ... so now, I'm going to make an effort to do something productive.  We'll see ...

with deep gratitude - kvk