Friday, November 20, 2009

Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival

Sorry for my delay! I meant to write this a week ago, just too many things to write about -

Awesome day to drive to the coast! 70-75 degrees, clear, not a cloud (no fog in sight!) enjoyed sitting outside to eat our lunch in Santa Cruz at Hawg's Seafood Bar. Yum.. wonderful seared ahi and caesar salad. I would highly recommend, and can also recommend the wonderful glass of pinor gris with my caesar salad... so perfect!

A friend of mine alerted me to this Sea Glass and Ocean Art festival located at the Seymour Center in Santa Cruz, just a few weeks ago. One of the goals of the festival was to bring awareness to our Pacific Ocean's plight, and how we can help protect its' fragile habitats. Santa Cruz Sea Glass Company worked very hard to put this festival together, bringing over 30 artists into the marine center to showcase jewelry, painting, photography, pottery and

Check Santa Cruz Sea Glass Company's website for a complete list of the artists - here's a link to the festival page:

We had so much  fun to talking to other beach lovers about sea glass, shells and great beach walks.

Great fun to wander through the center's marine education displays and ocean tanks, to see all of the art and learn about sea glass hunting in Santa Cruz. It was so funny though, the artists were VERY close-mouthed about their secret sea glass finds! I guess I am just so excited to share my finds, that I am a bit of a blabbermouth about finding sea glass - it takes a lot of effort and patience, and I am more than happy to share.

Look at what I bought - could not resist this bracelet with the orange sea glass! You would never find this color here in the Puget Sound..

The surf was absolutely incredible that day, and we had the best time standing on the cliff side of the center watching surfers. Leaving you to enjoy my short video clip - so wish you all could have been there!

1 comment:

Mermaid's Purse said...

It sounds like I really missed out. Being fairly new to this community, I'm just getting my "Sea Legs". I hope to hear much more about the event in Santa Cruz and hope to attend the next one. Is this an annual event? Mermaid's Purse is an age old coastal hobby turn business. Very much concerned about the preservation of our shores I am very interested in learning, communicating and participating as much as I can to keep our shores healthy and enjoyable for many more generations. I especially enjoy sharing my treasures, experiences and stories with others. Transforming vintage or antique shards of sea glass in to wearable art is very gratifying. I look forward to reading more about this event. Fair Winds and Calm Seas, Deborah Leon artist/collector

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