Beacon Hill resident turns beach bits into art

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

“Shells have more color than you see at the beach,” said Daniels. “After you rub a little oil on them, the color bounces out at you.”

Daniels sells the items out of the activity room at Our Home at Beacon Hill and prices range from $1-$10 per item.

She then puts the money right back into purchasing additional supplies that can be used for activities at the facility. She believes that keeping busy is the key to a longer life.

“The facility is doing wonderful work, but we need more activities to stay happy and keep the residents moving,” said Daniels.

“I want to inspire the other residents. They can see that I have the determination to move and I can do things. I’m 72 years old and if I can do it, they can, too.”

Daniels didn’t always have the creative urge and said that one day as she was walking the beach, the idea simply struck her and couldn’t be ignored.

From that day on she collected shells on each visit to the white sands of the Gulf and would work on her art at night after the rest of her family had gone to bed.

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