Well ... if you live a tourist area and the sun is shining you may as well join in the fun and be a tourist yourself!!
So the other day I caught the open top bus which goes from the end of my road to Swanage, a small seaside town on the Purbecks. The route goes through Sandbanks and onto the chain ferry to cross the mouth of the harbour. I sat on the top listening to my ipod and ducking the occasional stray branch and it was glorious.
I chose a spot up on a small grassy hill overlooking the busy beach, ate my picnic and played with my watercolour crayons all afternoon - what a treat. My aim was to try and capture the colours and textures of the beach and the sea and then incorporate them into my layouts. Not sure how I am going to move this idea forward but it you dont start to play ...
I was not successful in all my efforts but it was such fun and something I want to try to do more of - nature always picks the best combinations so that's got to be good starting point for art.
Keep experimenting and have a good weekend ... xx