Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a mobile souvenir

making a mobile

it all began
when i was
in puerto escondido
this january...

mobile_example1

i saw
this mobile
at a little
vegetarian
restaurant
near our apartment.

mobile-example2

i usually
think
that things
made with shells
are pretty
cheesy...
but for some reason
i loved this mobile.

i decided
that
i wanted to make
a similar mobile
for wee grub
from the shells
i collected
on her first
big adventure.

sea ranch: my collections

i have always
loved walking
by the ocean
collecting
shells
and other
souvenirs
from my travels.

sea ranch: rock 2
sea ranch, california

searanch:collection1

riviera maya: coral collecting
quintana roo, mexico

each morning
and
each evening
in puerto
escondido,
when i walked
along the water
with
grub
and wee grub,
i searched
for
smooth pieces
of
beach wood
and
shells with
natural holes
to use for her mobile
(i also collected
other things 
that caught my eye).

mobile_collection
puerto escondido, mexico

when i returned
home
to switzerland
they sat in
a little box
in my office
for months...
until
finally
this weekend
i was determined
to make
the mobile.

mobile3

i was surprised
how meditative
and enjoyable
it was
to string
the shells
one by one
together.

mobile1b

i like the idea
of having
my souvenirs
out
where
they can remind me
daily
of the places
we have gone.

mobile5

a 3D
photo album...

mobile

i love
how it turned out.

i may just
have to make
another one
next winter
in mexico.

xo

lastmobilephoto

4 comments:

alexandria said...

I love how this turned out as well. What a brilliant mobile.

lisa s said...

so NOT cheesy. love it !

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Kerstin Svendsen said...

oh, lovely gwen!