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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Remembering Happisburgh

I have been thinking that one of my “new” stretches of coast should have groynes. The ones at Leigh-on-Sea were important for childhood rituals of tide-running, but I feel I should have a new set of groynes to play with. I have just remembered that a visit to Happisburgh when I was at college sparked off a whole batch of sculptures based round groynes and captured stones. I may even have some of the baltic pine “stones” that I made and those wooden “stones” sparked off some other works too. This was all forgotten – perhaps because it was not very good work?

So will the “rules” allow me to pick a place like Happisburgh that I have visited only

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