Our annual camping trip to Maine is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I love being at the beach watching the kids body surf and make sand castles. I love eating sandy picnic lunches and beachcombing for sea glass, sea pottery, and other treasures. And when we've finally had enough sun, I love roaming the little shops searching for a trinket to take home to remind me of Maine. Did I mention that I love Maine?
This year I saw colorful pottery, crocheted earrings, and glass bauble sun catchers. I saw beautiful handmade bags, countless paintings and, believe it or not, squirrel underwear (briefs, not boxers). But these were my favorite finds...
I found this carved wooden bird at a store in Freeport called The Mangy Moose. When I walked by it, it called out to me and I had to pick it up. It fit perfectly in the palm of my hand and I had to make it mine. Now it (he? she?) is perched on my kitchen windowsill awaiting the perfect name.
I'm not sure if I will try to make a fish or carve a bird or paint a landscape, but my little treasures definitely got my juices flowing and they make me happy. I'm always amazed and inspired by what other creative types are making. Glad somebody is getting some work done!