It's like collecting seashells while walking along the seashore! I have various jars filled with seashells placed sporadicly throughout the house, my constant inspiration is always there.
The best childhood memories were of the beach with my family. My mom would teach us the names of each shell we pick up. We would take them home, find the ones with a hole in them and make necklaces and bracelets. Enjoy and remember the ocean!