Thursday, May 18, 2017

not a potato

The other day I found giant kelp on the beach.
I had never seen seaweed that big before!

It had some round, air-filled bladders about the size of coconuts.

I brought two pieces home to dissect them.






The insides looked much like I imagined.



(There wasn't a mermaid or a baby shark inside.) :/


It didn't stink, which was a surprise.
It smelled a little like vinegar and banana leaves.

It was a little slimy, like aloe vera, but firm and translucent.




I used the kelp like a potato stamp.





I had fun and made a mess, as usual.












Someday soon, I'll go to a different beach, one with more junk.

Maybe I'll find something I can use to make jewelry?

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