We recently had a long holiday in wonderful Northumbria. Such a beautiful County – the least populated in England – we met many friendly locals and were blown away (almost literally in a gale that took my husband’s prescription specs into the North Sea!) by the stunning beaches … and by the almost total lack of tourist litter on them. One day we came across a party of schoolchildren who regularly beachcomb for rubbish – a marvellous initiative.
I did go to two locations (given to me by friends on a Beachcombing Facebook page) where I found some of my sort of treasure. One of these was Seaham in County Durham – a shrine to sea glass collections from all over the world. Glass is not “my thing” however – my tastes are altogether less pretty ….
Having now washed and catalogued my finds, the more difficult task is to decide what happens to them next. As you will see above, one item suggested a face straight away but, as I do not usually work in a representational way, I shall have to see what else comes to mind!