Today’s rainy dog walk resulted in a blissful connection with the beach and wild autumnal seed head and grasses, leading to treasured finds brought home to inspire a new sketch book page.

It’s quite daunting opening a pristine sketchbook, full of expectation and excitement and a little bit of fear.

To get me started, I considered my feelings about these treasures and related them to my relationship with the beach  and how precious it is to me.

This came up for me… “The Beach is Crowned in Autumn Glory.”

I used a piece of grass to make my initial marks across the full width of the inside pages. It felt wonderful!

I wanted to capture the wet, unified golden and copper grasses so used water based acrylic inks.

And so, the first page is done!

More from the new sketchbook

… and one more…