My home is a few blocks from a long strip of beach along a tidal river. Being able to walk there almost daily is a great pleasure and often serves as a source of inspiration for my art. Recently, the beach has also served as a source of materials for simply crafted scenes composed of beach pebbles and driftwood. I saw and admired something similar at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show a few years ago, but that was a rather more 'delicate' treatment, with slender, sandpiper-like birds created with 'sea glass' in shades of blue and green. Very pretty! Unfortunately, colorful pieces of sea glass are not commonly found washed up on my local beach. Although I do keep looking hopefully! These are also destined for the local art Guild's upcoming Christmas Market show.