Driftwood +

July 21, 2013


I took these photos a few weeks ago while visiting family in Texas. They are definitely my favorite summer memories so far! This was a gloomy day at the beach so I spent the morning gathering driftwood & broken washed-up shells with my little sister. As I quickly filled my plastic smiley face bag, I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. I was inspired by two things: 01. I saw this little diddy on Laura Dart’s back porch 02. I fell in love with these mobiles that Bash Please made for an event!! I couldn’t help but make myself a driftwood mobile – check it out.



It ended up being a lot more difficult than I thought it would be to get these home with me. I basically ran out of room in my suitcase and ended up awkwardly carrying them on the plane. As soon as I got back to California, I sat down with a friend and we fiddled with different ways to assemble it. What shape did we want it? What type of string or thread would we use? It took a decent amount of trial and error ( …and some bbq ) before we found a solution we were happy with.



I haven’t decided where I am going to hang it yet. That’s always the fun part – deciding where it’s new home will be. Overall, I am super happy with how it turned out. I love how it is imperfect and actually incredibly wobbly and uncentered. I do kind of wish that I had some colorful stones instead of my neutral shells… A pop of color would be so nice! What do you think!


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July 22nd 2013

Painting them looks good, too! Check out what this girl did (I love her blog): http://chasepluslisa.blogspot.com/2013/01/nature-at-its-finest.html

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July 22nd 2013

wow! From one Emma to another, I’m loving this entire post! It’s so great that these little scraps of driftwood looked beautiful in every situation. I’m sure they’ll look great wherever you hang them.

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July 22nd 2013

Amazing! Love, love, love. Still have a pile of sticks I pulled from the forest hiking in Big Sur earlier this year to make a wall piece with, but have never gotten around to it. You’re inspiring me!

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July 22nd 2013

Oh i love this! Gorgeous!

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July 22nd 2013

Cute, cute idea! I may steal it a bit when I go home to Morro Bay and peruse the beach to find some goods. Integrating some paint/spray paint stencil shapes might be fun, or even wrapping a few select pieces in colorful yarn? Good luck but looks great already!

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July 22nd 2013

I love this sculpture you made! It reminds me of the things my sister concocts with her findings. I always love you see what she, and you, come up with next.
Leah Faye
a clover and a bee

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July 23rd 2013

Such an awesome project, simple and beautiful. :)

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July 23rd 2013

I love the mobile/hanging you made! Here on Vancouver Island, Canada we get so many tourists and beachcombers it’s hard to find anything cool on the beaches :(

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September 28th 2013

I love your work is so creative and beautiful. You’re very talented.

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September 28th 2013

sorry…for the typo! I meant…I love your work. It is so creative and beautiful. You’re very talented! :)

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