Wednesday, August 17, 2011

patterns + shapes :: the barnacle


:: handmade barnacles ::

top image ::
textured tile, barnacle by elementclaystudio

collage image (from top left)  ::
barnacle painting number 4 by eelewis
ocean plate by wildcardpottery
tourmaline copper barnacle ring by midwestAlchemy
silver barnacle ring by plyeffects
stoneware barnacle piece by bhicks63
barnacles shoulder pads by Fnine
barnacles storage vessels by Plodes
the barnacle photographic print by newamsterdam

mid image ::
ghost reef soft sculpture by  cornflowerbluestudio

collage image (from top left)  ::
barnacle flour sack tea towel by  freshpulledpaint
aqua barnacles coasters by meghanburch
beachcombing print by oliviacollinsphoto
felt pin brooch by thelintballoon
barnacle ring by delisadesigns
the wise barnacle by jessicadoyle

final image :: 
sealife sculpture by aschwer


frolicking along east coast beaches has left me re-obsessed with the delicate patterns & shapes of the shoreline.

perhaps none are so intriguing as that beguiling organic oval: the barnacle.

it's a mini mystery in it's delicate curves. beautiful.

what shapes are you loving these days, sweeties?

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  1. This is so cool, and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing such a lovely display!

  2. Who knew barnacles could be so inspiring and beautiful?! Nice choices!!

    I love triangles these days!!!!

  3. many thanks aschwer & leslie.

    les: me too!

  4. I always save bunches of barnacles when I pick shells on the beaches around here. They are so unique!

    Beautiful post! I hope you are doing just fabulous, sweetie! :)


  5. Lovely post. Its a great collection. Thanks for including my coasters.

  6. thanks for being the best cheerleader ever, kim! i'd love to see your barnacle collection!

    and you're most welcome, meghan!

    :) so good to see you nicies last night, d! thanks!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!