|the view from my garden of the high tide.|
I guess it is not news to you all that we have been battered by two different storms during the past two weekends. It has caused flooding. So sad for all of the people who have had their homes flooded and damaged by the rising rivers breaking their banks and all the heart break and upset it causes. I am sat listening to the wind roaring and watching as yet another high tide is on the way to cover our seashore.
|The railway line is a few feet away from being flooded.|
|my drawing of the found piece of china from the shore by Eileen Postlethwaite|
After such storms the rough sea water batters and erodes the sand bankings and reveals forgotten and hidden remains from a past life. I have collected so many and yet each time I find a new piece it gives me such joy. The little pieces always have such interesting patterns and it really feels like I have a box of treasure. The most exciting part for me in this drawing is that this is my own handmade ink made from flowers, a secret for the moment. I was amazed to make a blue ink and thrilled to be able to draw my found china with it.
|my tools along with the blue ink I made by Eileen Postlethwate|
|Nearly completed hand drawn with my own ink by Eileen Postlethwaite|
It has been a slow process drawing but I am really happy how its looking and growing into a great project. It is almost a year since I started by making the handmade book, the inks and drawing my finds. It is definitely a labour of Love and so rewarding to think I did it all. My eyes do not always thank me with the slow detailed work dip by dip and today I have stained blue fingers.
So a feast for the eyes is seeing the snowdrops and daffodils flowering.
|A new find By Eileen Postlethwaite|
|leave your foot prints in the sloppy sand.|
|Wander home after a lovely walk as the sun goes down.|