Getting the DIY on…

Charlie (in all of her two-year-old wonder) collected these shells on a 7 am walk along the beach.
We told her that she would get a surprise. She thought it would be be something electronic.
(How happy we were to discover that kids can still enjoy the free things in life)!
Collect shells.
Paint insides gold.
Drill hole.
String twine.
Tie off end.
Instantly happy child.
& Here is a little behind-the-scenes of some prep for an upcoming editorial shoot:
(oil based paint markers on fall leaves & dipping of pine cones.)
Two things I have always wanted to do but never found the time.
(Thank god for rainy island days & a nearby Michael’s craft store)