Collecting Treasures

“Memory is a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.”                         Pierce Harris    Atlanta Journal

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A collection of treasures from the sea

I painted “Treasures from the Sea” after re-discovering a basketful of seashells that I had collected years ago.

Most people have treasures collected as reminders of a special person, special time or a special place.

Some of my keepsakes were purchased but the most valuable ones were not.  They don’t have any monetary value but are none-the-less invaluable to me:  a pretty seashell, a polished stone, a piece of driftwood, a pressed flower, a hand-made toy, a special photograph, a note from a friend.  Even this pretty African Violet is a keepsake.  It was started as a leaf cutting from one of my Grandmother Mabel’s prized plants!  It brings back happy memories of days spent with her and granddaddy.

African Violet

An African Violet from my grandmother’s plant

Look around.  The simple treasures tucked on shelves, in boxes and on tables often sit unnoticed for years until one day we glance at something and we remember why it was important to us that we kept it.  Have a great week and don’t let little treasures pass you by!

About Karen Hines Art

I am an artist living in the mountains of Virginia and expressing my love of nature through painting.
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