this afternoon I am driving out to coastal New Hampshire with my mom, brother, and sister to spend the night with my cousins and aunt at their rented beach house. I haven't been to the beach since spring break, and I can't wait to spend a several hours within hearing distance of waves crashing against the shore, smelling the sweet combination of sea salt and beach roses. plus, it's been a very long time since I've seen my cousins. now that we're all in our late teens and early twenties, it's harder than ever to all get together despite the fact that we all enjoy each others' company more than we did as toddlers.
here are an illustration, 2 collages, and some scans that I've done recently to get myself in a beach combing mood. I'll let you know if I find any sand dollars to add to my seashell collection.