|Looking over towards Fairlight.|
|Rock a Nore beach, catching the fading light.|
Along the beach I started to see bits of driftwood, a fantastic surprise, as Hastings beach is not that good for driftwood. So in the fading light I took photographs of these pieces, and collected them as I went. To begin with I could see the wood clearly, but as I was retreating to my car, the light had faded so much I didn't have a clue what I was picking up! At least, I knew it was wood ;) This really added to the experience of searching for wood to carve...it was exciting to open up my bag the next day to see what I had picked up!
Now the fun of looking for the wood, and becoming more aware of the beach surrounding, becomes part of the process of creating the finished piece.