Author Archives: Kirk Dalton

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/listing/463078492/pick-your-own-soilsand-gift-pack

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Welcome Michigan!

I am very excited that a good friend of mine from Michigan sent me soil. I first met Michael M. in Albuquerque, NM when I had just been married for a couple of years. (I have 25 years of marriage … Continue reading

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Wonderful Beach Wedding

I received word from a couple that had purchased Messages in a Bottle as wedding invitations. They had their wedding on a California Beach in April. They sent me word that the wedding had been a hit, and that the … Continue reading

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Invited to an Artist’s Show

I have been invited to an artist’s show called Trend. The promoting company is RAWartists who do shows all over the world. I was scouted by the promoter of the show through my Etsy shop. The catch is that I … Continue reading

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South Africa and New Zealand

Dirt from South Africa and sand from New Zealand. These two soils side by side make me very happy. One reminds me of my oldest son’s adventures in South Africa, and the other reminds me of my middle son’s adventures … Continue reading

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Great Fun Yesterday!

Great fun yesterday putting together a Four Corners Dirt Gift Pack for a customer. I did the majority of my growing up in New Mexico and now I live in Utah. I have been back and forth past the four … Continue reading

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Sale in New Zealand!

I was excited to make a sale last night to a person in the great country of New Zealand. The furthest away I have sold anything to date was Canada. The buyer in New Zealand purchased a key chain made … Continue reading

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Excited and Worried?

People have all types of obsessions. Some are deemed “normal”, while others are seen as strange. Is it strange to have an obsession with dirt and sand? I found out the other night that I would be receiving dirt from … Continue reading

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Sonoma State Park, CA

This sand brings back many wonderful memories of a trip to northern California with my family. The coast of Sonoma State Park is a collection of various sizes of interesting beaches. The┬áparticular beach from which this sand originates was only … Continue reading

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At the Workstation

(Working on a Message in a Bottle for a customer) I have dirt, sand and water from quite a few places collected on my desk. I glance at them as I put different Etsy orders together. I like the memories … Continue reading

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