Saturday, 22 January 2011

week 3 Wind and Rain



The oak leaf was the first object I collected and it blew straight out of my hand. I had to chase it and then fish it out of a large puddle but I am glad I did. I loved the shape, the holes and the colours. The arrangement consists of just some of the items I collected on this wet and windy day, things go together by colour or shape as I select them for the double page. The orange colours really shone on this wet stormy day of week 3.

Today, week 4, I spend two hours wandering up and down, stopping to take in this beautiful day. Such a still clear day, of soft colours with the misty blue grey hills and pink and blue colours of the sky. The tide was coming in and the water in the estuary looked like a mirror with the reflection of the hills. Lots of birds about, as a single white feather came floating on the water and stopped right next to me. I enjoyed the walk, the silence and the frosty chill which had made pretty ice patterns in the pools and pockets of white frosted grass. It all added to the calm scene. The sea mist is again creeping in to make it all a frozen winter wonderland as evening falls. I am about to start week 4 as I sort my finds.
Thank you for the comments, I am enjoying my beach finds, hope you are too. Millyx

9 comments:

Jill said...

So grey and drizzling here so it is pleasant to read of a positive take on this weather. I enjoy your words almost as much as I enjoy your pictures - they come a very close second.

Posie said...

Milly, I am thoroughly enjoying your beach finds...and am very inspired by your project....

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Rain brings out the colours of nature and makes them glow - lovely drawings Milly, glad that you're enjoying the project. Lesley x

Raining Acorns said...

Love your drawings, and your word pictures, by the way, are lovely as well!

Dan said...

Hi Milly
Yes, I'm really enjoying your new beach finds project! You're certainly made of sterner stuff than me, yesterday's damp mist resulted in me spending a large chunk of the afternoon by the fire with some seed catalogues.
Dan
-x-

Frances said...

That collection of natural beauty has been wonderfully captured on these pages from your book, Milly.

Your 2011 project is progressing so well. Like a prior commenter, I admire both your beautiful drawing, writing, and also your abilitiy to get out and about in weather that might keep some souls toasty indoors.

Bravo! xo

Bovey Belle said...

Thank you for your inspiration. I have blown the dust off my pencil (and eraser!) and actually drawn for the first time in months - and before that it was years . . .

Melody said...

*Sigh...* you words are as vivid as your drawings... thanks for the beautiful beach walk, i feel much better now. :)

Swan Artworks said...

Another lovely page in your book and I loved your week 2 pages too.
Its been years since I had time to go collecting... I used to walk everyday and come home with all sorts of fossil, feather, leaf and bone treasures... its rare and far between now that I get the chance but I still fill my pockets if I can!
Looking forward to week 4!