I started a massive Autumnal clear-out of all things, including art and art materials -
old paintings which had been lying about too long,
painted papers which thought they might one day be used in a collage,
scraps cut from magazines and hoarded.
A coal fire is a wonderful throw-out companion.
Once in the fire, it's gone.
These were the very last paintings to go.
I did rescue one from the flames, with my bare hands.
And I did scan in a few before they went, and had an enjoyable time playing with photo-edit to create some abstract card designs, three of which are below.
What do you think of these? Which do you like best?
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Devon has many beautiful sandy beaches, this one at our village
and this one not too far away
but I promised you a walk along a shingle beach.
We braved the narrow road out of our village
to drive to this shingle beach where we were looking forward to a long beachy walk, and we were not disappointed.
We didn't walk at our usual fast pace as I kept getting massively distracted by the amazing colours and shapes of the stones.
Even the tiny shingle was wonderful
and I didn't think the beach would miss this one which I brought back for Douglas.
He's not very sure what to do with it.
The sun came out and the beach looked different when we got back to the start.
I hope you enjoyed your Devon holidays!
See you there again another time!