RISD classmate and the talented and prolific children’s book illustrator Ashley Wolff came to visit last week. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to take the boat over to Kettle Cove on Naushon Island. After we rowed our dingy ashore, Ashley strolled the beach with her border collie Tula. We made a funny face with the stuff Ashley collected. There’s always art to be made!
My husband Rob and Tula sat in the shade of the umbrella and Ashley painted …
this scene of our lobster boat Mary Lou and the Tabor Boy, which comes from across Buzzards Bay in Marion. A whole pack of Tabor Academy students swam ashore from the ship.
Ashley did this wonderful watercolor in her sketchbook in about 15 minutes. We had a great day! Read the post about her visit last year here.
What a wonderful day you’ve had. Her painting is lovely – oh, to be able to do that. have a great one
What a great place, and a treasure to have such a wonderful long time friend. I love the painting, only in my dreams could I paint like that.
I love the sand art! I’m going to try that with my kids at Sandy Neck Beach! That’s a pretty impressive talent, to paint like that while sitting in the sand, with what looks like one brush, a glass of water and a small paint set…Wow. I would need a whole studio and about two weeks and lots of moral support 🙂
how absolutely delightful!! thanks for sharing your day with all of us!
(also the amazing bird piece…very inspiring)
What a wonderful way to spend the day. We went to Beavertail lighthouse on Jamestown, was nice to be out in the ocean breezes.
This is a great memory for me too, Salley. I can see us working on those sunburns! Thanks for the kind words. ❤
Enjoyed this post. We sailed up from the Georgia coast with plans to get as far as Maine but got totally distracted by the delights of Narragansett and Buzzards Bay and the islands and have run out of time. Yesterday we officially “turned around” at Woods Hole after sailing there from Lake Tashmoo, and we are now heading south again. I was very tempted to send you an email but I know that you are working against a deadline, and how awkward it must be when total strangers come to call!
We took a mooring in Quissett harbor after negotiating the tricky entrance to Woods Hole harbor and rode the trolley into Woods Hole. Very fun.
On board our small sailing vessel, my studio consists of two large Rubbermaid bins and a portable sewing machine that gets set up at the nav station when we are at anchor. Out of these bins I manage to quilt, knit and do paper art. Where there is a will there is a way.
s/v Sweet Pea
It sounds like quite a journey, Anita. Sorry that we missed meeting each other in person.