Stonescapes are pictures created with pebbles, beach glass, shells, driftwood and other unusual objects found on the beach, includint plastic, nuts, metal and seeds. The pictures are matted and framed in hand made barn board frames. Our frame maker is a retired gentleman and his wife from Burlington. I purchase new rough cut pine and stain it, then Mac and Dorotht work their majic and created the frames. Whenever possible, I purchase second hand frames and use the glass. It's important to reduce, reuse and recycle! My daughter in law, Christa and I cut some of our own mats as well. The theme of the pictures is related to life, love, family and friends. The picturwes tell a story and each has a caption related to the theme.
When I retired from teaching, I went to the East Coast with a couple of girl friends where I saw pebble art for the first time. I was hooked! For me, one of the best parts in the production process is walking on the beach and collecting the stones. About 5 years ago, my daughter in law, Christa joined me in making Stonescapes and when I retire, she will probably continue/