It was fun to do a little dabbling in watercolor painting while at the beach last week. And it was hard to think of anything besides the beach to paint while there!
One of the highlights of our little trip, however, was seeing a nest of endangered sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean. 72 hatched from the nest of over 100 eggs, and only about 1 percent will make it to maturation. There was a group of volunteers that guarded the nest and helped them make it to the ocean safely without being scooped up by the birds waiting nearby. Chances are many will not make it in the sea as so many predators await, but those that do make it to maturity can live up to 80 years. It is quite fascinating actually, and you can learn more about sea turtles here and here.
So one of my paintings is of a sea turtle making its way into the ocean.
Another is a very abstract sand, sea, air painting with a sea gull silhouette flying.
And the other is just a simple seascape and sky with a sailboat.
I made these three little paintings into note cards to send to my three chicas to thank them for a great GFC week.
Hope you have a great day wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
Cheers & Hugs,