On Friday morning I met up with a church friend for coffee at Coast cafe. I arrived 20 minutes early so I could do a sketch before meeting her. So I don’t always sketch while catching up with friends! 🙂
My friend has told me of a Sushi place nearby so that was a no-brainer for lunch. And then I headed back to Shelly Beach. Flynn is busy and exciting but Shelly is relaxing and chill. I spent a few hours here, walking, enjoying the shade and sketching.
But then in the evening I hung out with V and her friends again! I wasn’t really concentrating on this sketch but it was fun to work spontaneously and stop at the point where I didn’t know what to do next.
One of the guys looking through my book asked, ” Are you a surveillance operative?” I’ve never been asked that before!!!
And we ended up back at Coast cafe getting a coffee and then headed out to the sand dunes of Lighthouse Beach. My back didn’t like sitting on the dunes, the sun was hot and I was distracted by our conversation… so I wasn’t really in control of either of these sketches.
I’ve known for a while that I’m most interested in sketching rocks and waves and big open beaches just don’t do it for me. As I wrote at the time, I wish I had another week so I could work on these types of scenes and find a way to really enjoy them.
It was a truly wonderful holiday – lots of sketching, lots of socialising, lots of yummy food and lots of relaxing at the beach! I’m super thankful for fantastic weather as well.
Next week I’ll share my Trip Reflections.