I've just returned from a week-long vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where Nature is clearly the star of the show.
As expected, I was inspired and rejuvenated by sunshine, ocean waves, glimpses of sea life from fish to crabs to dolphins, summer thunderstorms, and sandy beaches and dunes.
But I found an unexpected source of creative inspiration at a shop called Seagreen Gallery in Nag's Head, just down the street from our rented beach house on South Virginia Dare Trail.
Bracelets made from acai berries:
Wall hangings from old license plate parts:
And check out this guy hanging out near the cash register:
I enjoyed this shop so much that I made a return trip in order to make sure I didn't miss anything, and to get some photos to share with you here on the blog. I love a good creative excursion in the midst of a family vacation!