I found the basic block wood tree at TJ Maxx and more.
It had a quirky lean to it even though it stood tall and strong.
Something about its simplicity and shape pulled me in
even before I saw that it was marked down to $9.00
It hung out with me in the cottage studio and bits of this and that visited
just to see if they were compatible
and what creative direction we would be taking.
It began to come together with some cool glass tile pieces leftover
from a back splash in turquoise and blues
and a few of my latest color tests on tiles
in analogous colors cut into strips to fit in.
Bits of sea glass, ceramic seashells, pearls and even a few stray
buttons, bright colored marbles all found a new home.
Here are a few fun closeups...