Driftwood hunting

HAND GATHERED FROM THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

I love the STRENGTH and uniqueness of driftwood;

each piece a warrior arriving with its own dents, scratches and imperfections.

After being tossed and tumbled through the sea; taking rest on the coast of Maryland.

Not knowing that a girl, a boy and his dog seek to find them.

Tucked nervously in rocks or lounging confidently on the sand.

Broken parts that once gave us life; breathing in and out through lungs and leaves.

We honor their journey and give them new purpose.

We scrub and soak gently their

w o u n d s.

The warmth of the sun to dry.

And their story

+

our story

told on each one like a burned badge of honor.

 
 

THE STORY

HOW I FOUND A PLACE FOR WORDS

 

About me.

AND MY LIFELONG LOVE OF WORDS

A little girl collected words.

Books earmarked and underlined so she could visit old friends.

Mixtapes rewound to learn the lyrics.

Movie lines that now show her age.

She wrote in hidden journals.

She honored these words on her walls and they whispered their messages each day.

She photographed moments of wordless stories.

She took deep breaths in the MOUNTAINS.

She slept in tents.

She sat by the sea.

And she wrote of how they helped her heal.

She wrote of a man who helped her grow.

She surrendered and chose hand to chest pure joy.

And with relentless positivity, perseverance and patience,

she has found a place for them all.

 

How does she do it?

TOOLS AND TEACHER HANDWRITING

All of my signs are burned

freehand

with no stamp, laser or digital engraving.

I embrace the

imperfections

that come with being handmade and I love figuring out how to work with the knots and scratches. Occasionally, I will draw it first, or use a Dremel tool or carbon paper to trace the outline of a custom layout to ensure correct spacing.

Because I can also be a perfectionist.

 

Bekah

Virginia Beach

Jaime is an amazingly, talented artist at her craft! She has found a niche and ran with it! Each piece is unique and amazing, from the fine details in the word burning to the perfectly selected quotes! Keep on, keeping on!! ❤️

Mia

Suffolk

Love her quotes, work and inspirational pieces! Very Talented! A creative, unique home decor and gift item!

Sara

New Mexico

There is not room in my home for all the pieces I wish I had!! Jaime is the most creative, beautiful person ever!! ♥️

Johanna

New Jersey

Amazing artist who creates such unique, inspired treasures. She also happens to be a sweet, kind soul, too.
Highly recommended.

Robin

North Carolina

Very cool unique pieces to share whimsical yet profound messages. An ideal gift for anyone. 💚

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