When I was a little girl in California, I used to love to look for sea shells at the beach. I loved the hunt and then the true joy of finding a beautiful shell in the tide pools or as a wave receded. I get this same feeling when I'm meandering on the web and stumble across some great design or art gem. There is so much talent and accomplishment out there, and it's so fun to seek it out and then share it.
Well unlike my early days of hunting for shells, the web can also bring a beautiful gem right to your door. Every day nice people comment on my blog, give encouragement and share their thoughts. And I'm always delighted to see where they are coming from, and in the process, discover their terrific blogs or art work or design. A perfect case in point, is the lovely work of a recent visitor, jennifer krantz. I love the layered lushness of her skillfully rendered paintings of pattern, crystals and chandeliers. There is so much going on in her work that I find myself drawn in on many levels. First I find myself a bit disoriented, then I feel a general sense of opulence and glamour and finally, I notice all the diverse motifs and forms that help to make up the whole. Really great. And, how lovely to have it arrive at my doorstep, like a gift from the sea.