Sunday, 4 September 2011
My Style of Beach Treasure
The Inspiration Avenue Blog challenge this week is Beach Treasures which to tell you the truth completely freaked me out, because the only thing to treasure about the beach is coming home from it. I can't stand going to the beach... I like beach holidays and like the smell of the salty air and love that Matt and Phoebe enjoy it so much, but I would happily not set foot on one... too much sand and its hot and there are blue bottles and jelly fish... gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.
So I got in and started trying to come up with some positives, I like the smell of sunscreen, so did some sketches of that, don't mind shells, though to tell you the truth when I think of shells I usually think of the cliched souvenirs. Driftwood just leaves stuff everywhere and sand... don't get me started on sand. I swear I was getting sand off the dog for three weeks after our last trip to Coolum. I sketched and drew, I talked to Matt and Phoebe and went back through sketchbooks and photos, but all week it has driven me quietly mad.
I eventually gave in and admitted defeat and used a photo I took at Seaside last December , which is my beach treasure, and that is the shower on the deck that meant I was home, away from the sand, the scorching December sun and the plague of bluebottles that were washing up all over the beach all week, finally washing away the salt that had crusted on my skin, close to the kettle and a cup of tea and a sunlounger and my book and a relaxing swim in the pool. That is my idea of a beach treasure.