‘Be happy, work hard, dream big’ is one of my favourite sea glass pictures. ‘Be happy’ has been inspired by my teenage sons who so quickly have grown up and are preparing to fly our nest. Every parents’ aspiration of their children is that they are happy. ‘Be happy’ makes the perfect gift for someone following a different path in life, graduations, leaving home, retirement or for Christmas.
I have used Seaham’s beautiful natural forest green sea glass to create ‘Be happy’. I have used an acrylic finish to give the sea glass a ‘wet look’, creating a vibrant sheen to each piece of glass. ‘My sea glass bird perches on a piece of white pottery found on Seaham beach that has been worn smooth by the action of the North Sea waves over many years.