Walking the beach is transformative and a kind of meditation. Finding great driftwood and sea glass is just an extra. I usually see a piece of driftwood and imagine the art it will become. The hard part is transferring that vision from brain to hands. Challenges are a good thing.
I try and use every inch of the material to make the piece. Cutoffs become mosaics or transformed into another vision. Pieces that break or cannot be re-used are burned at our family fire pit parties. The ultimate circle of recycling.
I get inspired by friend's art, birds, dogs, fish, great sunsets, the moon, and beach adventures. I love making practical things and art from seemingly nothing.