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Inspired by the beaches and forests of the Pacific Northwest, Beach Works radiates from a deep and playful inner space – an uncensored zone where artist and author Sally Jo Martine unleashes her imagination on projects that follow their own nature to animate their lives.

Martine’s handmade, one-of-a-kind original sock monkeys discover themselves somewhere between the assemblage of their body parts and subsequent adornment. Each monkey has their own story, yet they share a common purpose – to bring cuddly comfort, joy, and hope into the lives of others. A number of monkeys yearn to find a loving home. To adopt an original Beach Works’ sock monkey, please email sally@beachworks.net. Scroll through the monkeys HERE to find the monkey that captures your heart. Adoption fees range from $45 – $165 plus shipping and handling, where applicable.

Sally Jo Martine is the author of four books, “Peeling Back the Heart: Exposing the Soul,” a loosely bound but intentional gathering of words that weaves a heart-based path through a passionate spiritual landscape, “Monkey Tales” and “Monkey Tales II,” two whimsical character-based medleys of sock monkeys depicted in photographic and biographical format, and “Survivor Tales,” a portrayal of the emotional twists and turns of two-dozen “sock monkey survivors,” as inspired by the author’s personal journey with breast cancer. Read more.

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. What person Fails to Enjoy Sock Monkeys. I would Really like to try to make one with a sock but so far i have merely got them pre-made.

  2. Clint says:

    Enjoyed your Homepage photo of the Full Monkey.

    Great job Sally with your art, poetry and for the breast cancer sock monkeys.

    Clint

  3. Georgia Gail says:

    Sally, they are adorable! Looking forward to seeing them at the Brem. Downtown Library 4/16, 11:00 AM and your book too!

  4. Patti Grunkemeier says:

    Hello Sally,
    I am a good friend of your sister, Beverly. She has shared your story, your wonderful Monkeys, and most recently, she gave me a copy of your Survival Monkey Tales book.

    I love your Monkeys and your book! You have a wonderful gift to share.

    I want to let you know that I am in process of developing an online magazine and newsletter, Blooming Boomer Babes. It is directed mostly towards boomer women however I believe it will speak to women of all ages. One of the main focuses of the magazine will be the stories of women, what they have learned from life, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they have dealt with and overcome them. We all have stories and as we share them, we can be a hope and inspiration to others.

    I have only just begun this project and it takes…oh so much time! I am focusing currently on the newsletter as I can get that put together much fast than the magazine.

    At some point soon (I hope) I would like to feature you. Before I do so, I will send you either the newsletter or website link so that you can see what it is about for your approval on this.

    I am keeping your website in my feature folder along with the terrific article in the Kitsap Sun.

    Thank you so much for sharing of yourself and reaching out as a support for others.

    Patti

  5. Hello again Sally!
    The sister of a really good friend of mine has been battling colon cancer. I would like to be able to get one of your monkeys for her and also Survivor Tales.

    I am not sure which monkey to select so I’d like to leave that up to my friend to choose for her sister.

    I did not see where I could purchase monkeys at your site. Do you have any available for purchase? If so, how much are they?

    I would like to pay in advance for this and then have my friend do the selection.

    Is this possible?

    Thank you!!!
    Patti

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