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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stormy Seaside

What a perfect day at the beach ♥. The wind was gusty as it always is by the seaside in Northern California (even in the summer!), but it was kindly blowing away the BIG storm from last night leaving only crisp, clean air and beautiful puffy clouds for us to gaze at. A few drops of rain here and there only added to the mysterious atmosphere of the stormy sky. One of the most wonderful things about a stormy day at the shore is seeing the storm sweeping in from the sea and suddenly it's on top of you, and before you know it you are watching it trail away into the distance.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Beginning

"Feast of the waxing light, restore our hope!"

Today is the first day of Imbolc, marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. In the sky tonight the four stars of Corvus the Crow are visible beneath the waning moon. It feels like a day of repair, healing and getting back on track-but not quite there yet. Seeing the sea this coming weekend will bring a much needed connection to nature and the underwater world.


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I grew up on the beach in Malibu, California and began traveling to Europe at a young age. Although my heart belongs to the sea and life at the beach, I loved the history and old-world feeling of Paris and London compared to my sunshine filled beach life at home. I often found myself searching through antique stores and vintage shops during my travels in Europe. Dusty leather bound books, prints, vintage handbags, and old apothecary bottles were my favorite things to collect. After attending colleges in California, Hawaii and England I graduated with a degree in illustration and I planned to become a children's book illustrator, but then I took a course on bookmaking and letterpress at Otis College of Design in Los Angeles and I began making my own books. As my handmade book collection grew I decided I really wanted to recreate more of the beautiful antique books and other things I remember finding in the little shops in Europe and that's when WANDERING MERMAID was born. I like to think of my ETSY shop as the mysterious little vintage shop you find down a hidden alleyway . You never know what you will find ❤