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Beach Week With Good Friends

This is the 3rd annual beach visit we made with friends we've known since 1965.  We take a long walk on the beach every morning and then relax and "play" the rest of the day.  I love to walk and collect shells and take photos of sea gulls.  Here are 3 journal pages that I made on the first 2 days of the week - more to follow.

Several of the shells I collected on the first morning:


Drawings of a Spider Crab:  We found a few more of my mystery crabs on the beach and our friend identified it as a spider crab.  I sketched both sides of an empty crab body and then did a quick sketch of the whole crab we saw yesterday.


More Flying Sea Gulls:  All drawn from photos I took on the beach



beautiful shell paintings!!

I love this work of yours! The presentation of shells on the first page is awesome.

The second page reminds me that the FIRST things I EVER drew were cells (in Histology)!

And your understanding of gull wings is getting to be really good!


Wonderful drawings, Shirley. The spider crab's body is excellent.

I also just had a beach week with some old friends! Nothing better! I confess I was not so productive as you however. Your paintings are great and I really love how you lay out the subject on the page. So organized and informative. Lovely work!

Lovely remembrances of a lovely trip! nancy

wow - i never have the energy
to do anything creative at the beach.
can't even read, much less draw.
well done!

Well drawn Shirley! Love those shells, and the rest. I was at Orange Beach 2 weeks ago and saw lots of seagulls and they reminded me of you and your drawings =)

The colours in the first page are so lovely!

I love these beach sketches, especially the shells. You achieved a beautiful array of color and tone, Well done!

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