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 a more concerted manner, hopefully towards the structured outcomes I originally envisioned. To that end I have made a start by visiting Suffolk and Norfolk over the next few days. My son and daughter-in-law have recently moved to Kessingland so I am fortunate to be able to visit them and use their home as a base to explore two “old” beaches – Holkham and Shingle Street – and a “new” one. Since seeing pictures on Fran Crowe’s site of Covehithe beach and getting her recommendation about it, I have been toying with including it as one of my “new” sites, but now I find myself in the next place up the coast it had become a no-brainer.
So today I’m going to pop down to the beach here in Kessingland to say hello to the sea (it’s only a few hundred yards away) then motor down to Shingle Street to renew acquaintances with that old friend of a beach.