|Close up of Groyne (sea defences)|
Our day started with coffee and tea and then a walk on the beach collecting rusty metal and other flotsam and jetsam.
|Rusty bracket on Groyne|
|Collecting Day One|
|More collecting day one|
|Wrapping and dyeing rusty bits|
|more rusty bits|
|and even more|
I had driven down the previous day and visited Charleston House near Lewes. I have been wanting to see this for years but somehow never managed it, it is a fascinating house where Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant lived. They were members of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa being Virginia Woolf's sister. The house is full of paintings by members of the group, even the walls and fireplaces are painted. I stayed with my good friend Liz (also taking part in the workshop)and her husband in a house we had rented on the marina, so great accomadation and company as well.