While in a little gallery in Carmel, California last spring, I discovered some lovely photographs. The artist created very simple arrangements with natural materials such as shells and stones. I made myself a mental note to try similiar arrangements and picked up some small, fun items to photograph. They have been waiting for me in a little basket ever since. The heart and shell photograph was my first attempt. I began thinking of all the things I could do with these images. So I took a picture of all the objects that I plan to manipulate in some way.