I have just spent a wet week in Bude, Cornwall with husband Rob and son Toby. While they spent the days frolicing in the waves in wet suits, I had an enjoyable time exploring rock pools and collecting stones.
I find seaside pebbles irresistable, the Bude coast line is edged with these gorgeous stones before the sand appears when the tide goes out.
The rocks on the edge of the beaches are covered in the deepest blue clusters of mussels
and although the orange fishing net is really rubbish it looks fabulous against the blue.
I knew I would have sometime left to my own devises so I cut up a larger sketch book to make this square format, 11 x 11cms and at the end of the week decorated the front with beach finds.
I manage 2 to 3 drawings a day, some on the beach, some inspired by the day
I prepared pages with acrylic paint and wall paper before coming away,