Monday, 11 March 2013


I got my students to do the Monday Mixer as well (their post is here, so if you want to have a look at them, feel free).
Picture from here
I loved to travel along the peninsular and find a quiet place to sit and watch the waves roll in. I’d always take my gear with me, but I was too much of a dilettante to do much more than get my sketch book out - and most of the time that went unopened. It was just too enthralling watching the breakers come crashing over the rocks, collecting shells or wishing on the first few stars. Every week I’d gesso up some frames, thinking this time I’d capture it, but there was always something that took my breath away. This time, it was the way the last rays of the sun hit the spume flung up by the breakers. Hypnotizing. And much more pleasant than mucking around with oil and paints. I’d tried photographs before, but they didn't do it justice. Maybe I’m not really an artist, but I don’t really care.


  1. nice, but you might want to look at the first sentence.

  2. Thanks a lot for that mate! I'd only just been harping on to my students about the importance of checking your work :D

  3. what a great way to use these prompts by having students work on them. It's interesting where words can take us

  4. I love the recognition in the last line that sometimes just being surrounded by beauty is enough. It takes a true artist to understand that! A lovely lyrical piece of writing.