I could probably spend a lifetime exploring the treasures left by high tide and drawing them.
These shells, husks, and bits of trash have inspired my work for many years.
Beach collection sketchbook page
Future inspiration. I'll probably practice sketching from this photo.
Study for more future work?
I'm quite drawn to the shapes in this Sea Whip coral. I want to put something together that captures the whole thing, but I didn't have the time or large enough paper. I have this photo and the sketchbook notes above. I also found out that Rachel Carson visited St. Simons and used to walk the beach with kids collecting these and teaching them about corals and ocean ecology*.
It's always nice to be back around trees and leaves when the ground is covered in snow at home.
Hopefully you enjoy this quick trip to the beach. Studies of winter and thoughts on root cellars are coming next.