Thursday, 20 March 2014


It was so wonderful to receive the next book, wonderful to see another's sketches and read beautiful poetry; this exchange had now really begun. 
 I decided on a beach-combing theme for Doreen; I have a large collection of beach finds as I live close to Cardigan bay on the west coast of Wales. Every time I walk on the shore I collect more shells and other things. 

 So here are the drawings; they are painted in watercolours, with quite a dry brush technique as the paper is best for this. The little Thrift flower was collected in January and sketched; they were still flowering then as our winter had been so mild. I'm not sure what kind of bird the feather is from. 

Above is Tan y Bwlch showing Aberystwyth castle in the background.

 Above is Tan y Bwlch again.

This is Ynyslas NNR, a beautiful place with a sand dune system. 
Now what to do for the next book!


  1. What lovely sketches of your finds. Your drawings and watercolors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love so much these pages !