Luna Moth, 30x40, oil on canvas, ©2007 Honor Marks

Treasures on the mantle (from left): pottery from Jones Pottery in Sandy Mush, NC; two star-shaped historic earthquake bolts, a saguaro boot (the barky ribs of the huge 20' cactii) from Tucson, AZ; Madeleine L'Engle's autograph (it says "for Honor, Blessings, Madeleine L'Engle); a fish fossil I unearthed in Kemmerer, WY; raku fired cross I made in high school; mortar and pestle from my grandfather's 1940's pharmacy. In the mix are also random candle sticks picked up along the way (the one on the far right is made entirely of twisted copper wire) and beach finds.