I first started making pebble art with my little girl on the beach, to pass the time and to relieve my postnatal depression. Together we created pebble snakes in the sand and we would hiss and giggle, it was great fun. With each visit I got more creative with what I made for her. She would collect pretty pebbles and shells and we would bring them home like treasure, only to get lost in a drawer never to be seen again.
This gave me the idea to start putting them into frames to hold onto those memories and good times for even longer. The first pebble picture I put in a frame was of a little bride and groom for my husband, this first piece of pebble art still hangs proudly in my gallery and reminds me how far I have come on my journey.
Using ordinary pebbles is so special in creating my designs, as each pebble has it’s own unique silent story to tell of it’s incredible journey through the huge oceans, getting tossed and turned for thousands of years until it becomes the exact shape and size that I need for my creations.
When a pebble becomes a piece of my art it goes on a further journey, bringing joy into people’s homes, to tell our stories and give us comfort.