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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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