Saturday, June 20, 2009

I was on a Mission!

I know I think different than others do, and I am ok with this, I think it makes me more of an artist, or at least that is my hope! :) So long ago when we first learned we were going to Texas, I bought the red beach chair frame, and at the time didn't know for sure what i wanted in it. Then we got to the beach, and Kevin handed me a sea shell, and i thought oh that is it! So as Cori began saying 'I was on a mission" I wanted many shells, I looked high and low with the help of the girls for 8 shells, so I could do a "Team Cooper" pic with shells. The last night there, Sam and hannah stayed with me and we found even more... that is when i thought I want a bowl with sand and shells! I knew in my mind who, what, when, why and how, i was going to use these shells! It became the joke between Cori and I. I LOVE the outcome, and oh man did it take awhile to get there! Bleaching, cleaning, hot glue gun, drying, washing, rinsing, you name it we did it! While I am not very crafty I do love the frame we made, and the bowl as well... I love the entire table actually!

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Leslie said...

WOW! Jody!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! that frame is awesome!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE THE red chair, what a cleaver idea!!!!!!!! how cool!!!!! and I love the black and white pictures of you with one of the girls! I love how her bathing suit is colored!!! :) MAN, these are such great pictures and what great memories!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH like I've said before I miss the beach. I still have sea shells in a shoe box that I collected every summer we stayed at the beach for a week when I was a child. I have not shown them to my boys because they would lose them and destroy them!! and who knows how old the sea shells are???? given I am 34 and got them when I was a kid! I love sea shells!!!!!!! yours are great!!!!!!! thanks for sharing your memories with us!!! :)

Sandy Jenney said...

Love that you are using the shells in a way that they will be enjoyed and seen. It is better than keeping them in a box in a basement.
Great ideas!

"Its so easy to compare ourselves and our families to some fictional expectation. Its much harder to listen to God's urgings and be content with how He wants us to be." Carla~
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