…and Brendan can’t help but follow. I’ve been slightly obsessed with Amo’s Lee especially his song “Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight”. I couldn’t figure out why I was totally head over heels for the line “I’m in love with a girl who’s in love with the world thought I can’t help but follow” until I realized it totally syncs with our relationship. See I tend to find joys in the simple subtle parts of life. Which then leads to crazy ideas like camping on a small island in the Bay of Fundy (roughly a 10 hour drive and 45 min. ferry ride from home). And poor Brendan can’t help but smile and go along with my crazy plans. Thankfully most of the time my daydream ideas manage to turn into awesome experiences.
Our vacation to Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada was one of the most amazing trips either of us had ever taken. We camped on the edge of a cliff face with the ocean lapping below us. We watched whales and seals swim by from our tent. And although when we arrived the entire island was encased in fog (and the camp owner said it wasn’t expected to clear until August and this was mid July) It all worked out and turned into a dream vacation.
The Bay of Fundy is known for having the biggest tide changes in the world. Thanks to this they also get amazing amounts of sea glass. We took a nice walk along the shoreline and collected some beautiful pieces. We also found what is possibly the most perfect heart shaped rock.
I kept our finds sitting for months trying to come up with the most perfect project for them. Finally the creative brain started turning and decided a shadow box was the best way to enjoy our little collection. With some sweet lyrics to round it off.
This project was seriously SO simple anyone can do it. Find a background for the frame. It can be fabric, scrap book paper, or a water color washed piece of paper (which mine was). Then add words or whatever you would like to the paper. I obviously used the Amos Lee lyrics and glued the heart rock to the paper. Then fill the frame with the sea glass and done. Hang that sucker on a wall or sit it on a shelf and remember that amazing vacation for years to come.