I’ve walked over it a million times. Seaweed. Weeds of the ocean. Right?
The seaweed would be lying on the sand, left there from a higher tide. When a new wave came up and over the little creation, the scene would be washed clean. Like an ocean etch-a-sketch, it was erased. Then a new scene appeared, totally different from the last one. How cool is that?
I had my phone with me, so why not? About a million shots later, I had some really cool compositions! Many of them were simple Zen-like lines in the sand, almost unrecognizable as sand and well, weeds. And some looked just like pretty seaweed. With the application of some color and grain, they began to take on a whole new quality. Surreal. Small ocean paintings. Abstract designs. Something entirely different.
These little “sea paintings” became for me an invitation to look a little closer. Slow down. Wait and see. Notice the possibilities. And delightful for me is the excitement of “look what my phone can do! It can hear AND see!”