Saturday, 9 June 2012

Flaming June

We had a good start to the Brightlingsea Waterside Gallery show. Despite the grim weather there was a healthy turn out of people over last weekend. and much in the way of our arts and crafts were sold. Result ! The gallery will be open every weekend until July 15th.

Today the sky looked grey and it was blowing a hoolie. It felt chill, but nothing a warm fleece and scarf couldn't handle. I love to be by the sea in this weather, even though a few degrees warmer at this time of year would be appreciated. The racing Smacks, skimmed over the waves like paper boats, a joy to watch.
The ever changing colour of the sky, sand and sea is always breathtaking, and almost impossible to catch on film. It's so quick in it's chameleon like nature. By the time I gasp and think 'wow look at that' it's gone....changed.... and the camera has missed it.

 I never tire of this coast line. My work for our Pilgrimage exhibitions focuses totally on this ever changing landscape and my thoughts as I observe. It has become a bit of an obsession, all consuming. The Pilgrimage travelling show will be stopping next at The Coach House coffee shop, down at the waterfront, Brightlingsea, in July.

 Apparently a harbour porpoise had been washed up on the rocks yesterday. I went to have a look but couldn't find it. Maybe it had been washed out again on the tide or was just well camouflaged amongst the weed covered stones. I wasn't prepared to risk life and limb by clambering over the treacherously slippery rocks in flip flops, to get a closer look !