Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Magic of Seahorses

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{Mehndi Seahorses via Calamari Studio}

My grandparents had a family-run seashell business when my mom was a kid. They would drive across the border from San Diego to Mexico and buy various types of shells, then bring them home to clean and decorate. My grandma made the most beautiful painted seashell roses, and we always had shells with our names etched into them.

As the years went by, my grandparents divorced and their business disbanded, but there were remnants of their old seashells scattered throughout my childhood. To this day, my friends still talk about the roses that my grandma made for them when we were teenagers.

I was always fascinated by the tiny dried seahorses that had a place on my grandma's bookshelf. I'd never seen a live seahorse and I had a difficult time wrapping my head around the fact that these seemingly magical creates were actually real. I mean, Alice in Wonderland made jest of "bread and butter flies", so how could a seahorse be real? Kid logic.

I had to see it to believe, but one day I did see a live seahorse and found them to be just as magical in reality as they were in my mind. That being said, this little print from Calamari Studio brought a smile to my face when I saw it!

2 comments:

  1. Finding something so simple, that is able to bring back SO many memories, happy thoughts, and wonderful emotions is always such a special treat!

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    1. I know! I love that seahorses are such a common motif now. Not overplayed, but around enough to bring a pretty constant stream of happiness :)

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