This here is a giant cockle shell. Actually, the specific name is a Van Hyning’s Cockle ( I think. I just googled it.) I never find them, I swear they find me, and it’s usually while
I don’t know exactly how long I zoned out drawing on this shell, but every minute was mental bliss. Pen to paper, brush to paper or canvas, needle and thread, plants to soil, or sharpie
These are just a few pics from my instagram, but I think they serve a very very important reminder: Hats and beer cans make exceptionally fine flower vases. Martha Stewart, wherever you are, I hope
Because making a lei is always easy on the eyes, and makes you wish screens were scratch n sniff. Every year, when I’m back on Kauai, I make my mom a lei for her birthday.
Somehow this has turned into a tradition that I love: Making a lei for my mom on her birthday. Happy birthday Mom. Thanks for being my #1 fan, and #1 proofreader. And happy Girls’ day