decoupage  .. my mom always put pictures on anything she could find, wood, lamp shades, tee shirts....this is her wedding day, second marriage, to Randy.
       
     
 abalone,  always on all our tables as ashtrays.
       
     
 beautiful treasures found on the beaches in Aptos, gifts from the pacific, remnants of life.  
       
     
       
     
 "The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment.  And perhaps even more than that, it's having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels."   Paul Bowles   
       
     
 my mom's orange boots that she wore on her first date with Randy.
       
     
                                                        6 year old hand                                       my mom kept these things from my childhood, they have become more meaningful to me, because they are her treasures.
       
     
 our silverware when I was growing up,  I was always so interested in other people's silverware as it seemed so different and ornate compared to ours...
       
     
 box of memories...
       
     
 First Photo notes
       
     
 I still believe.....
       
     
 sunshine.
       
     
 so many drawings for my mom with rainbows, hearts, and I love you.
       
     
  decoupage  .. my mom always put pictures on anything she could find, wood, lamp shades, tee shirts....this is her wedding day, second marriage, to Randy.
       
     

decoupage .. my mom always put pictures on anything she could find, wood, lamp shades, tee shirts....this is her wedding day, second marriage, to Randy.

 abalone,  always on all our tables as ashtrays.
       
     

abalone,  always on all our tables as ashtrays.

 beautiful treasures found on the beaches in Aptos, gifts from the pacific, remnants of life.  
       
     

beautiful treasures found on the beaches in Aptos, gifts from the pacific, remnants of life.  

       
     

my mother use to record audio random times in our house, even arguments between her and my dad, or when she would want me to "talk to it" (press play)

 "The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment.  And perhaps even more than that, it's having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels."   Paul Bowles   
       
     

"The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment.  And perhaps even more than that, it's having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels." Paul Bowles   

 my mom's orange boots that she wore on her first date with Randy.
       
     

my mom's orange boots that she wore on her first date with Randy.

                                                        6 year old hand                                       my mom kept these things from my childhood, they have become more meaningful to me, because they are her treasures.
       
     

                                                       6 year old hand

                                     my mom kept these things from my childhood, they have become more meaningful to me, because they are her treasures.

 our silverware when I was growing up,  I was always so interested in other people's silverware as it seemed so different and ornate compared to ours...
       
     

our silverware when I was growing up,  I was always so interested in other people's silverware as it seemed so different and ornate compared to ours...

 box of memories...
       
     

box of memories...

 First Photo notes
       
     

First Photo notes

 I still believe.....
       
     

I still believe.....

 sunshine.
       
     

sunshine.

 so many drawings for my mom with rainbows, hearts, and I love you.
       
     

so many drawings for my mom with rainbows, hearts, and I love you.