Another bottle in a similar condition was found at Osmington Mills on 6.July.16. You can see it here.
A friend and I went for a walk on a gloriously beautiful Summer Sunday.
We parked near Cogden Beach, (There is a National Trust Car Park at the roadside).crossed the footpath to get to the steps to the beach and walked East to Cogden on a litter pick, finding most along the high-tide mark.
My friend is a litter pick star! She lives in town and goes for a litter pick walk each morning along by the river and has been doing that for years, so she was quite happy to join me in my latest crazy craze.
We walked to Cogden, had a paddle, ate our packed lunches and turned back along the beach.
Putting our bags in the car, we then walked the coast path to Burton Bradstock.
The beach is more crowded at Burton Bradstock where there is a cafe.
Stopping at a shop on the way home, this headline caught my eye
We filled a carrier bag each
Whilst creating some beach clean art I realised I needed more rust – so off I went on Saturday evening to gather and clean.
craft your moment
unroll the joy
You can see the rest of the Hengistbury haul here.
Yesterday morning was so beautiful I just had to get up and out
I was on the beach by 7.30am, parking on the road near the Cafe on Overcombe Corner.
Such a glorious morning.
Shocking to see the litter around the cafe, but I did not stop to tackle that lot!
Hoping that cafe staff would clear it, I walked East along the beach towards Bowleaze Cove.
The picture below is my entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge this month, down the ramp or along the top? Which way would you go?
There were early morning swimmers and runners
a paddle boarder
and campers – what a spot
and what a view to wake up to
all the colours shone in the early morning sunshine.
The beach looks clean doesn’t it …….
Here’s my haul
Of course I took more than 2 minutes, it was about an hour and a half of pleasant sauntering
This lot plus an intact cardigan with seaweed growing on it, a child’s pair of pants, three socks and a T-shirt – all to be shown in a future post………
Idea for display
playing with how to display triangles and trying out the ‘jelly fish’ against this background
using the sketch mode on the camera
washing over the yellow
playing with placement
Which do you like the best out of the last two – I can’t decide.
Wondering how I would attach the rust pieces – the background needs softening a bit with more texture.
So excited about this little gem of rusty wire with old netting
but how to mount it
and how do I treat the background, perhaps soft watery greys.
I think it hints at jellyfish.
Update: Frances of Island Threads says this picture reminds her of the Callanish Standing Stones, which gives me a shiver of excitement! I looked them up on Google images and now I’m itching to try a painting with them as inspiration. This photo by David Ross caught my eye
These pictures will only exist as photographs, which might in time be printed on canvas or paper.
The background painting is 16″x16″, acrylic paint and sand mixed with PVA on canvas
Which photograph do you think would look best printed on canvas?