Just a few photos in this post of sorted seashells.
I love nothing more than having time to just look around for random found objects. As I scavenge I’m making little collages in my head, connecting shapes and color gradations. The seashells at the outer banks were like a treasure trove. I wasn’t looking for intact shells, just the interesting pieces and wow:
Eroded shells that look like they came from another planet:
And I left the best for last…my favorite shells are the inner core remnants of conch and other sea snail type shells. I’m sure they have a name…anyone know?
Brett says the Outer Banks might call soon to ask for all their shells back. Don’t worry, I didn’t take too many.
I had a few questions on Instagram about what I do with all my found objects. Sometimes I just dump them all in a jar once I’ve arranged them and taken a photo. Some things get put into large front loading shadow boxes that I keep on a table in our living room. Other things just get put right back out where I found them. I just enjoy the process!
Find more found objects here.
If you love secret collections make sure to check out this post about the archives at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. It’s amazing.