Monday, May 03, 2010

Some beachy finds!

Here's a couple of recent finds from our nearby beach. The Nautilus shell had me jumping up and down when I found it. It was hidden under a huge pile of driftwood that we were looking in (that was the reason we were at the beach, after the cyclone came through our beach is covered in mounds of lovely driftwood) and I poked it with a stick as it looked a bit like an eyeball all half hidden by everything. Then when I realised what it was, I did a little happy dance! I don't know if they are a common sight further south but this is the first one I've ever seen up here and boy was it a great find!
This sea fan was also found recently and after letting it completely dry out, I cleaned it up a little (brushed off loose bits of outer coral stuff) and framed it in a shadow box frame. I had to glue it onto the backing with a tiny bit of glue on a toothpick and waited impatiently for it to dry to check if it was held on enough.
More beachy finds are still to come! And there has been some major painting going on around here lately (pics to come soon) as well as some mega news (well I think so anyway).....
The building has begun on our rumpus room out the back!!!! Yay!!!!
Mr Fish and Poppy Fish started on it today and put the framework up on one side and a window in. I am sooooo excited that it has begun finally and hopefully all the wet weather is finally behind us.


  1. Hi Joely,

    I just found your sea fan on Completely Coastal and wanted to tell you personally how lovely it is. This is truly a work of art. I just wanted to thank you for posting this and had to tell you how much I enjoyed it.


  2. Likewise ~ happy to have found this little piece of seaside love. Cheers from your Commonwealth brethren!

  3. Just found you through Completely Coastal too! Wow, you are so lucky to find the Nautilis (I've never come across one, so I can imagine how excited you were when you found it, and I'm only up the road a bit!) I love what you've done with the sea fan. Congrats on being featured by Maya :)