the free market

Do you ever feel like nature is a perfect market for home decorating? I must admit that I do. Nature's bounty has provided me with so many great home decor items over the years and I am not sure that I have every properly thanked her. Certainly while on her shores, I pick up litter and while atop her peaks, I praise her greatness, but I would like to declare my written gratitude for all the beautiful things that she has so generously provided me.  

Driftwood from Big Sur beaches.
Bowls of sand dollars from secluded coves in Mexico.
A jar of sea-weathered glass and worn foreign debris from Koh Phangan.
Mossy branches from many forested hikes.
A dead pine tree for a Eco-Christmas party, one year in the 90's. 
And the list goes on. 





A few weeks ago while camping, I found this old stump that is sitting in the middle of my studio dutifully holding my paints and inspiring happiness just by being there, and this sculptural burl that is sitting atop a stack of magazines in the living room. Two found objects that are beautiful and appreciated. Nature, I owe you one.