The best thing about this post is the image of a seahell.
It is perfect for the ocean.
The fish are cute and colourful, the shells are soft and delicious.
It makes you want to make more.
If you’ve been living under a rock, the picture above is from a recent exhibition at the Art Gallery of New York, and it depicts an array of seahells from around the world.
It’s a beautiful sight.
It brings me to my second point.
The seahell is an icon.
It gives us the sense that we have something precious and precious that we need to protect.
It also gives us a sense of belonging to the universe.
Seahells are beautiful and their colours are a constant reminder of the beauty of the ocean and the life that has once lived here.
The images in this post, though, were taken from a book about seahell design.
I could have gone back and made the images in the book, but I chose to keep it for now.
I think the book is wonderful, but the art is beautiful too.
So let’s get started.
First, a little history.
I first started working on this post about seashells in the late 1990s.
I worked on a series of posts about sea shells and I also wrote a book called The Art of Sea Shells.
When the book came out in 2006, the number of people using the word ‘seaslail’ on the internet skyrocketed.
I thought it would be fun to start making the images.
It was a big undertaking.
I didn’t have the time or the inclination to create hundreds of seashell-inspired designs.
But my friends at Artematica, an Italian firm specializing in fine art, saw the work and asked if I wanted to work on a book with them.
And it was a very long and very rewarding journey.
I’ve learned so much.
The Sea Shell is the Key to Everything I love the ocean So many things about the sea have come to define who I am.
I love seas.
I like fish.
I enjoy going on cruises.
I feel so safe on a boat.
I can go anywhere and not worry about being attacked by a shark.
I even love seashells.
What I like about the art I like is that I love to make the images because they represent so much of my life.
I make them for myself and for other people to see.
They remind me of the amazing things I’ve seen and touched by my family, friends and other sea creatures.
So when I created these images, I was happy.
I was doing my best to capture the beauty and beauty of our oceans, and I was making them to honour and honour the sea that gave me my life, my passion and my hope.
It has been an incredible journey.
But I’m still working on the book and I hope it will inspire and delight you too.