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Beach Weekend

We spent the weekend at the beach with our daughter and her family.  The children are there during August, so we love visiting in order to see them.  My husband and I walk 2 miles on the beach each morning and Sydney joined us on one of the days.  She has wonderful energy and last appeared on this blog after her 8k Firecracker run.  


I took lots of photos of her running in the surf and painted this sketchbook page from a photo.


The next day I set up a beach still life (weathered plywood, gull feather, pine cone) + some hydrangea petals to add color.


All of our New York grandchildren will spend next weekend with us in the City and then start school .  Summer is officially over!    


What a wonderful photo of your both.

Wonderful post! I love the still life and Sydney is adorable! nancy

This post really made me smile!

Making beautiful memories is why you don't have so much time to quilt. All is good.

Looks like a beautiful beach, great sketches!

What a wonderful way to remember your time with family at the beach. Both are very well done.

Hi, Shirley,
Oh, what a lovely "visit" with your family and you on your beach visit!

I see here in the picture and in the sketching a lot of love.
I think it was a fantastic weekend, so inspiring!


It's one of those days with extra time to google, so I searched my Sargent drawing of Myra Hess after seeing the wonderful current exhibit at the Met Museum of Sargent portraits of friends and artists - and I found your reference to it and your sketch. I bought the wonderful drawing in Boston about 5 years ago. Had you seen that original or a copy of it? I was particularly drawn to this portrait (aside from its drawing mastery) because I'd studied piano seriously, admired Myra Hess and her playing enormously and had kept the program from her farewell recital in Boston in 1960 (age 70), 40 years after Sargent drew her portrait. She wore her hair the same way, played equisitly and was a very impressive figure.

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