Friday, August 28, 2009

treasure island

I never tire of collecting seashells and other beautiful findings. I collect them, sort them and just enjoy turning them over, looking at them. All different, all amazing. The pumicestones are from last summer, the girls found them, I've never seen such large ones, and yet they float. They served as inspiration to draw these. The black thing in the last picture is an egg capsule from a ray fish :) It's texture is like woven fabric, like a gunny sack!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

summer days

We share summer our house with my sister-in-law and her family, we split the summer in half and we had the early part this year. Didn't have high expectations on weather nor temperature - you never can in Sweden, and it's usually still pretty cold in the water and air, in late june. Anyway, the weather gods decided to surprise us and we had wonderful days. Hot in daytime so the sea warmed up and warm light evenings. It only rained when we happened to have boat guests, so we all had to cramp up together in our small hut, it was like a sauna.