Sunday, 14 June 2015
Made it to local beach to gather supplies for "Coastlines" Lovely warm,sunny day. Not a soul in sight. Not even a dog walker.
These grasses hold the dunes together.
Gathered my seawater, shells ,seaweed and sand.
What to do with them?
I enjoy this part of a new project. Ideas buzzing inside my head. Paper, paint, collecting information and materials then letting the creative dust work its magic. ( " What about the fairy magic") is whispered in my ear.
I was hoping to draw seagulls and collect feathers but not a bird in sight and no feathers. Unusual not to find feathers scattered around. Another visit to the beach will need to be scheduled in.
This photo from another time and place.
Have been working on small books. Each will feature Coastlines but added birds to 1st one.
The writing is about coastal erosion. The 2nd book was featuring fences.
Fences to hold back the tides but have been thinking about keeping folks in and keeping folks out.
Refuges. Countries defending territory.
Holding back the tide of humans. This is a phrase I have seen in papers and heard on the T.V.
Need to keep focused or 2nd book will be a political rant. Thats a body of work for another time.
Back to workbook looking at fences and how to interpret them.
Just the beginnings of an idea in 2nd book.
Plan for coming week
1 Keep focused but hold in mind Refuges.
2 Go back to beach
3 Collect shelf.
4 Add to books and think about 3rd one
I hope you will look in next week to see what is happening.