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She strings seashells of the seashore


This morning I strung up yet another set of seashells to hang up next to the curtains. Here’s a closer look at just a few of the beauties. Take a wild guess what surface the background is!

seashells
Seashells on a string – close up

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PS: I love seashells

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‘Sea’ 2015!


Seashell
Seashell

My admiration for the beauty and variety in the world of seashells continues into 2015! Wish you all a very happy new year!

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Hanging Around!


I’ve mentioned a few times, my love for ‘junk’. Here’s something that we hang around with everyday šŸ™‚ The shells here, have been collected, and passed down, over three generations! Hope you enjoy šŸ™‚

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Somewhere beyond the sea
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A few of my favourite things

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A Few Of My Favourite Things!


This photograph, reminds me of that beautiful song from “The Sound Of Music”. With all due respect to the original, here is my version:

Small rounded pebbles and sea – washed sea shells,
Colourful beads, all tied up in strings,
These are a few of my favourite things!

And the original lines:

When the dog bites, when the bee stings*
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Bead Box
Sea shells and Seeds,
Pebbles and Beads

 

Photograph edited by my good friend

* I have experienced both!

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Old Habits Die Hard!


A trip to Chennai is incomplete without a visit to the beach – and collecting sea shells! Here’s the latest addition to the ever growing collection – most are broken, but we still brought them home šŸ™‚

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These photographs were edited by my good friend
An Old Post – Somewhere Beyond The Sea

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The friends I made during the year


The last few hours of the year are here, and I find myself sitting alone… In search for company, I decided to rummage through some of the things I’ve been up to over the past few months… The end of yet another year… Here’s wishing everyone a great year ahead… better than the year gone by…

Lucky Charm From Sikkim
Lucky Charm From Sikkim

In the beginning of the year, my brother had the opportunity to visit Sikkim, a small state in the Himalayas. Among the many souvenirs he brought back were lucky charms (I’m assuming they have something to do with feng shui, but I really can’t say for sure). Here’s one that posed for me on the table…

Pendant
Pendant

The table is always a work-in-progress. Sometimes its squeaky clean, but mostly, its got some odd objects visiting it. While I was looking around the rather cluttered table, I noticed this pendent… My mother and I purchased it from a street seller on an impulse. It’s one of my favourites… and we bought it really really cheap…

The First Of Many Seashells
The First Of Many Seashells

Looking for a familiar face in the sketching file, I found this photograph of a really old sketch… The first of many seashells… It’s perhaps been the best too…

There’s something about sea shells that never ceases to fascinate me. The different shapes, sizes, colours, textures, designs and patterns. And the strangest thing is, that the creature that makes these magnificent works of art, is a slimy creature which no one would want.

Shell On Velvet
Shell On Velvet

This is the latest seashell that was gracious enough to pose for me (also a key chain). I kind of got fed up with the chains. I assumed the shell too would want to be free for a while. So I unchained it and allowed it to rest on a velvet blanket. I hope it felt good.

3D model of shoes - Ambient Occlusion
3D model of shoes - Ambient Occlusion

Talking of feeling good, the doctor told me to catch some sun…

3D model of a toy train - Ambient Occlusion
3D model of a toy train - Ambient Occlusion

and what better way to catch the sun, than with a few flowers.

So I put on a pair of shoes, caught the train, and paid a visit to some flowers…

Flowers
Flowers