fredag 23. desember 2011

mandag 24. oktober 2011

Sea Glass and Sea Pottery

Ever since I was a little girl I have been walking the shores collecting pieces of sea glass, pottery and porcelain amongst all the other beautiful things that can be found along the seashores.

This collection of glass- and china-bits and pieces has grown quite big during the years. I really love and enjoy collecting them and the fact that every single one of them have their own unique journey and history. Some of them reveal parts of their past while the origin of others remains a secret.

So, how did all this sea glass end up on the seashores? Well...some of it was lost and tossed into the sea from - often sunken - boats and ships. However, where I come from (in the old days before modern recycling, dustbins and collection arrived) people along the coastline used to throw away broken china, glass, ceramics and any other litter they had into the ocean. Just like people elsewhere used to dig theirs down, throw it in rivers and lakes or burn it. Out of sight, out of mind, as we say. Until one day...years or even decades later...some of these wonderful little treasures emerges from the depths of the water to get washed up on the beaches, beautifully smoothed and polished by the sea and the sand.

torsdag 20. oktober 2011

All the things you loved doing as a child...
Perhaps you still love it?

fredag 23. september 2011

And the happiness you seek 
behind the mountains blue... 
Perhaps you always had it 
in you?