my friend jen tossing rocks for my 'throw' series, pacific ocean
polaroid 600 expired film
We decorated our new windowsillls with treasures found close about: raven feathers, tan and white shorebirds' plumes, glossy bits of lava, egg-sized chunks of pumice. A seal's jawbone with a curving canine tooth. Old green-glass fishnet floats, like the ones Nancy had seen for sale in an antique shop in Rekyjavík. We hung a horseshoe on the wall, placed a weathered oar on nails above a window.*
I loved reading that. They also had a whale's vertebrae as a stool. The fantastic realities of nature are big with me, too.
I'm off to Boston for a few days of fresh air and camaraderie with a friend. Much needed. Hope you all have a great week-finish and week-end! Happy december ~ can you believe it's already the end of the year? Are you looking forward to this season or do you dread it?
*from summer at little lava, by charles fergus