Friday, 22 May 2009

Shells

Rosie has made a gorgeous piece for our shell challenge on http://bigartadventure.blogspot.com/
I will make something over the weekend, but this afternoon I just made a quick 'twinchie' in between jobs. I like this size of art, 2"x2" is great to work with.


I've been a collector of shells for many years and have some lovely ones...but these are my favourites. Many years ago we visited a beach in France that was totally covered in shells - but they were all absolutely tiny.....every single one. There must have been some kind of disaster that caused them all to die so young. I suppose its quite sad really! Even more amazing is the huge variety; there are tiny cowries, wentletraps, scallops, limpets, periwinkles, oysters, tusk shells - to name but a few!

Some aren't much bigger than a grain of rice - and yet the colour and detail are amazing. They will be perfect for using in a piece for the challenge....I just haven't decided what yet!!



Last night DH and I went to see the new Star Trek film (a prequel)...and it was just BRILLIANT!

I wouldn't normally call myself a Trekkie, but I really enjoyed it and was hanging on to my seat for much of the time. The young actors do a fantastic job of impersonating the original cast, especially Spock and McCoy.






.....live long and prosper.......

21 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Just love collecting shells - don't get to the beach often enough any more.......

Sandy said...

Wow your shell creation is awesome. Really lovely.

I´m a great treckie fan. I will see this new film in the kino.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Heather said...

Love your twinchie and all the tiny shells - they are so pretty - I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Just popping over to have a peek at Rosie's shell piece.

My Journey to Hope said...

I love your sea twinchie. And those tiny little shells are great, almost fairy-size. I can't wait to see what you make with them.

:) Michelle

*jean* said...

can't wait to see what results the shell challenge brings!! your twinchie is great!! i love shells too but now i just look for ones with holes in them...an idea shared from a friend...she strings them on a necklace as she walks the beach..

The Joy of Nesting said...

Linda,

Your miniature shells are amazing!! Quite often I can find a small deposit of tiny shells left after a low tide. They are actually my favorites. They have everything the big ones do just in a much smaller package :)

I'm putting together an idea for a round robin stop by my blog maybe you might like to join the fun??

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Judy S. said...

You've got a great shell collection, Linda! So colorful! Glad to know the trekkie film is good; our son wants us to go.....

Holly Loves Art said...

OOooh a wonderful post and the shells are so pretty. I have a little collection too, but most have been store bought.

I really want to see the movie and I keep hearing how brilliant it is! Can't wait.

Have a wonderful day.

Holly

purplecat said...

I loved the Star Trek film too, I went with hubby and kids as they like star trek, but found I really enjoyed it too!

LazyKay said...

Love the twinchie.

Those shells are shouting 'jewellery' at me but you'd need a very fine drill or needle even if they were strong enough to withstand the holes - maybe they could be glued onto flat bits? Hmmmmmmm - our shells aren't half as pretty or dinky as these but I can still look can't I?

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Shashi Nayagam said...

Your inchie is beautiful. Wow such lovely shells. I too collect shells whenever I go to the seaside. Even if I don't use them for anything I just like to go looking for them on the beach.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

Lynn said...

Beautiful twinchie Linda, and love your shells :)

Jaqi said...

love your twinchie, it looks great, love the colours.
Thats a fab collection of little shells, I used to cover photo frames and bottles to make lamps with those years ago......takes me back !
Glad you had a good time at the movies, Jaqi x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo sweet twinchie and I SO agree! your seashells make my mouth water, I adore shells
last year we had to buy an extra suitcase to bring back shells from Sanibel Island in FL, lots of scallop and more
I was much better behaved this year, I am surprised I admit to hauling so many back home, I give them top billing
It's a another brilliant challenge, How lovely for Rosie to get away and soak up some sun, lucky gull!
DH is a trekkie fan we must get to THE movie!

Gini said...

Love your beautiful twinchie Linda (that just doesn't sound right somehow...), turquoise is my favourite colour after shiny colour. A girl can never have enough shells (never mind shoes-pah!).
Looking forward to seeing your creation.

Chris said...

Oh I just adore your shell twinchie Linda... it is so gorgeous and blimey what a lot of shells. They look so cool in the photo...can't wait to see what you do with them :)
hugs
Chris xx

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful !!!

Ooh ... I miss you gal so much (after 18 days left to Silk Road, China)

Rosie said...

Gorgeous piece Linda and I'm SO jealous that you saw the Star Trek movie! Jeff will make me wait until it comes out on DVD .....

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

My husband went ahead and saw this movie in the theaters but I'm waiting for it to come on blue ray. I'm not much of a theater person.

I'm psyched so far to hear all the good reviews it's getting.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.