One of my most favourite pastimes is to drive to a particular car park in Dorset, where I can park right by the edge of the sea. It’s just behind a low wall. If I get out of my car and walk a few feet to the wall then it’s down a few steps and I’m on the beach. When the tide comes in it comes right up to the wall. Only ever coming over the top of the wall when there is a particularly bad storm.
I don’t care what the weather is … it can be full sunshine or persisting down with rain … I’m happy to sit with the window down a little so that I can hear and smell the sea, and just listen. I don’t need to talk and I don’t need a radio to entertain me. The most noise I need is the sea, doing what the sea does naturally. I love to watch the water. To be at peace and at one with that magnificent force of nature that the sea is.
SOooo many brain cobwebs can be blown away by a visit to the sea. I can sit there for quite some time before I eventually say goodbye to it and start my car up to drive home. But … as I leave I have always found that I have this sense of inner peace and the knowledge that whatever happens, everything is alright with my world.
I visited the sea yesterday . . .
I’d been grocery shopping. NOT my favourite thing to do. All that time choosing, shopping popping things in the basket. Then taking it out of the basket, putting it onto the conveyor belt. Then putting it in a shopping bag, then bringing it home, then unpacking it … and for what? It all gets eaten and I have to do it all over again! Dogs Sake! It’s about time they banned shopping and just chose healthy stuff for us to eat with recipes on cards, (so that we knew what we were supposed to make with the purple sprouting Gourd-like Carbeet Skins) and just charged us a fee for the pleasure.
Actually … better still… let’s all just stop eating. Yes! They could invent something that would replace eating and keep us all slim and shapely so that we all look exactly the same on the beach! PERFECT IDEA!
But anyway (sigh… I do seem to keep wandering off the subject today) … we’re here to look at a little painting.
A little ATC which measures 2.5inches by 3.5inches, painted with watercolours on 140lb Watercolour paper.
It’s not a painting of an area where I live, but just an idea of a fabulous place to perhaps live and see the view of from your kitchen window. Cooo … wouldn’t that be a great place to live? Perhaps an old cottage built from stone. With deep, thick walls so that the windows could all have window seats built into them. Gingham curtains. Thick Pine table tops, and …. oh heck! I’ve gone off on one now! tsk tsk.
Back to the topic Cobs…
I really loved painting this little ATC for World Watercolour Month Challenge. It just seemed to paint itself.
And that … is all there was to it!
Thank you so much for sharing some time with me. I love to see you. I did ask this last week, and I’m going to ask again … Are you joining in with the World Watercolour Month? If you are and I don’t know about it, please give me a bit of a poke with the end of your pen and show me where I should go and see your wondrous creations. I’d SO enjoy seeing what you’ve painted – or coloured with watercolour pencils.
Thank you for coming. Love seeing you. Have a truly blessed day!