Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mother's away

I wasn't home for Mother's Day this year, instead I was chilling out at , yes you've guessed, at the "Seaside". Well where better to do some creative research.
However, the bush telegraph must have done it's job and I received these gorgeous flowers and divine little chocs yesterday from my DS.

I shall be off for coffee my DD's on Thursday so I think I've got the best of all worlds.

We went to Littlehampton, which for those of you who don't know it, is on the South coast and is about an hour's drive from us.
My quest for beech inspiration proved fruitful , with these super beech huts all laid out in charming crescents.

And how about this for some mad beech sculpture, it's a cafe!!

I was trying to capture the rhythm of the waves going in and out, but this was the best I could do, still it's a nice pattern shot.

And here's a fish recipe for you, I thought this was pretty clever, there were at least 2 others with different recipes.

We were finally treated to this wonderful sunset before we went home.

And before that I had the chance for some sketching, so not a bad day, all in all.

For those of you who were kind enough to say you'd be interested in following my progress on the diploma, I've put up my first post here.

I'm gradually finding my old routines again and want to get back into regular contributions on the blog scene, so please be patient as I try to find moments in this new regime to surf around and comment on your blogs, in the meantime thanks to all those who've stayed with me and commented on my erratic posts, it's much appreciated.


Julie said...

Who'd have thought? A cafe, what an amazing building! Looks like you had a great day and lovely sunshine too!

Heather said...

I always enjoy a trip to the seaside. Lovely pics - I could almost hear that wonderful sound the receding waves make. Great sketch and thanks for your nice comment. I'm just off to take a peek at your diploma blog.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Sounds like you are into the swing of your new found 'freedom'. Enjoy.
Maybe we will see you both up here in this part of the world sometime.

This may come in twice!!

Jacquelines blog said...

Beautiful pictures and a great sketch Sharon!

hippopip said...

Wonder textures in the wood and I am very impressed with your sketching.