December 23, 2008

Urchins

"Yes, I love it. The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert where man is never alone for he feels life, quivering around him on every side. There is supreme tranquility. The sea does not belong to despots. On its surface iniquitous rights can still be exercised, men can fight there, devour each other there, and transport all terrestrial horrors there. But at thirty feet below its level their power ceases, their influence dies out, their might disappears.
Ah, sir, live in the bosom of the waters! There alone is independence.
There I recognise no masters! There I am free."

~ Jules Verne, 2000 Leagues Under The Sea

My sea treasure tube has been featured, thanks to Shanna Michele, in this gorgeous treasury on Etsy.




18 comments:

315thomas said...

oh, lovely treasury! congrats!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

O-o-o-h lala*
I'm in {luv}

P.S.:: Thanx for the listing on your blogroll...I am beyond flattered...

Cynthia said...

What a clever sea shell collection idea! What can be more expressive than nature's art! Beautiful composition.

Christie said...

Love the quotation! Hope you have a happy, warm and cozy holiday!

shannamichele said...

It looks great on your page! Hope it gets you some views and of course, sales :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Yay! Congratulations! I just hearted some urchin sunflowers from our friends behind Star of The East! Pretty pretty...

Karine said...

What a fantastic treasury! Congrats. I love urchins.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I've always had a penchant for the ocean. I was born in a landlocked state. However, I broke free for a few years and lived in NYC. I would make sure that I spent at least several hours each week looking out at the ocean ... and in the summer, I spent every weekend at the shore.

Thanks for showing us ya treasure tube. :)

Good Dirt Jewelry said...

Your tube is beautiful! Congrats on the treasury!

Jo :)

M.Kate said...

Dearest Charmaine, here's wishing you a Merry, Joyful and Blessed Christmas. Big hugs and much love, M

Hey Harriet said...

Hi Charmaine! Just quickly popped in to wish you a very happy Christmas. xo

In a few hours it will be Christmas day here & I've still not finished wrapping prezzies. Eeeeeek!

Rosebud Collection said...

I think collecting shells/etc..is so much fun..They are beautiful.
Congratulations on being featured..

Barry said...

Loved the quote from Verne!

Despite his being an autocratic despot himself, the Captain's heart was in the right place.

littlebyrd said...

Very cool!

Victoria said...

Congrats! This is a beautiful treasury!!

Jenn said...

Wow, what an awesome treasury. Nice tube by the way, I love that idea with the urchin ring around the other encased shells and bits. Very pretty, congratulations!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Beautiful treasury and a lovely tube full of goodies from the sea. Congratulations.
Peace, Judi

Allie said...

I love urchins too...echinoids technically. Although the closest beach is a 5 hour drive from here, I still collect them in road cuts. Road cuts? Okay, okay, so they are fossilized!

Still love them though!