Sallie and Sheba was inspired by a walk with my friend, Sallie, her dog, and my meditative ponderings on the tongue twister, Sallie Sells Seashells by the Seashore. Sallie and I both prioritize walking the beach at low tide. When we can we try to meet up for these relaxing saunters listening to the rolling waves, watching the dashing sandpipers while her present dog, Mo dashes from one beach finding to another. This day, while walking Muir Beach, I was watching Sallie direct Mo and thinking of the tongue twister. Sallie shared with me that they had another dog, Sheba, that passed away. This got me brainstorming over the hike of ideas for a children’s story using the classic tongue twister as inspiration. Days later the alliterative story was birthed. I wanted to capture the serene memories of that day, and as such, I was inspired to paint the illustrations. My goal was to make a book through Costco for Sallie. Since making the personal book, I’ve garnered the confidence to share the story through self-publishing. My hope is that it will serve as a souvenir for others, reminding them of their sacred beach walks.