Setting out again

Sadly I have not been able to keep up as well as I had hoped with this Tidelines blog due mostly to all the preparations for my recent Open Studios event. It’s also sad that I’ve not even been able to get out for as many beach walks as I would have liked, but I have been successful in incorporating many Tidelines ideas and influences into my work. Nearly all of the pieces I showed at the Five Artists at the Chapel in the Garden exhibition were Tidelines-related, and even some of my #Collage365 work is influenced by this project.

Now that show is out of the way I’m hoping I can return to the Tidelines process in

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Old photos of Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea plus a bit of a ponder about photography

When I say old photos I mean my old photos. I believe they are from a holiday in 1991 when I took my family to stay in Wells-next-the-Sea. It marks the moment that I fell in love with Holkham. I had been there once before but this holiday gave me extensive access to the beach and the meditative process of searching for the perfect scallop shell. I have been scanning in some old snapshots from my childhood and while in the mood, looked out for pictures I took on past visits to my chosen beaches. I have been shocked to find how many of the old prints have deteriorated and may have to pick the best and have some sessions

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Beaches so far

I have been giving my choice of beaches some thought and have decided exactly on the “from the past” category. Going clockwise round the coast of England and Wales these sites are:

Holkham Bay, Norfolk and the sands each way: towards Wells-next-the-Sea in the east and west towards Overy Creek Shingle Street, Suffolk and the beach south towards Bawdsey Leigh-on-Sea to Southend, Essex: specifically from Leigh station to the Kursaal Brighton beach from Brighton Pier past the Marina (not there in the old days!) towards Ovingdean Marazion, Cornwall – east from the village to about Long Rock Broad Haven and Little Haven, Pembrokeshire The Lavan Sands off Llanfairfechan, Conwy

As I have intimated, the Jurassic Coast from Charmouth to Cogden

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