06 November 2012

Drawing Challenge :: Portrayal/Abblid

wild coast venus bay

yacht club

red elk cafe there are elk farms in the area!

the retirees inside were playing carpet bowls

enjoying the view and wild flowers in the dunes


Hello! well Im back from the beautiful seaside village of Inverloch scottish in name but not very scottish in person.
We had a wonderful time relaxing with beach walks and cafe visits and just general wandering around the town.
The weather was magnificent and the first real sign that summer is just around the corner. It was real shorts and thong (the feet kind!) weather.
This weeks challenge is portrayal/Abblid hosted by the lovely Ariane.
I decided through photoessays to try and portray the character and personality of the little town of Inverloch. It may be small but its history and character packed a big punch in evoking childhood memories of hot and hazy summer holidays, camping and caravans, swimming and fishing, eating fish and chips and icecream. Such a wonderful blend of welded metal forms, concrete, sand and wilderness.

If you would like to see more portrayals just visit Arianes blog and follow the links.

If you would like to see more pics of my trip you can find them on my instagram site here.

Have a wonderful week

Helen x



mano said...

beach walks and cafe visits: love it!!
and your instagram pictures, too.
have also a great week! :-) mano

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hi helen, such a delightful report on your stay at the seaside! a portrayal of a kind, indeed. i'm returning the favour as in i'd love to sit at the other end of the table too... and read, and write, and...
you had a relaxing time, haven't youse?
cheers for returning the question on editing. i keep on looking, but thanks!

renilde said...

very personal portrayal Helen, and that's what i love about it, in a portrayal the view and emotion of the creator must shine through, beautiful to me somehow also a bit mysterious place, and summer how lovely enjoy x

thanks for helping me and Mano out with the link

Patrice A. said...

wauw.... what a great place to visit

if I ever visit Australia again
I would love to see it's coast
because, I didn't see/visit that
'only' the desert and some towns
I put Inverloch on my list
thanks for sharing!

Ariane Reichardt said...

Fantastic portrayal of Inverloch, dear Helen!
I wether was in Scotland nor Australia but I have 'appetite' to visit both :)
Your pictures shows a kind of wildness... nearly erotic... on the other side the strong graphic patterns. Great! Thank you very much!

x Ariane.

objects of whimsy said...

It never fails to awe inspire me the red centre is in a league of its own Patrice but the coastal regions are pretty impressive too.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Helen. This place has presence!! Charm, mystery. Your photos put me in mind of reading a short story that one never forgets...awesome post, art friend! Hugs, Norma, x