When you walk along the shore line, your never sure what you are going to find! Perhaps nothing different or maybe the most beautiful nugget of worn sea glass you have ever seen! Or a rare sea bean?
Having been exploring the beaches around Shetland since a toddler I thought I was familiar with most shore finds, creatures, seaweeds and shells. However it is only now that I have experienced spending time IN the sea that I have really been able to appreciate and admire all of the sea creature, how they interact with each other and how they are perfectly adapted to the environment.
As well as a huge learning journey, being in the water also provides a visually stunning experience every time, as you can see from my photos it is amazing under the surface!
I love to share these photos using social media as I can’t believe how few people think about looking underwater, when we are surrounded by the sea on Shetland. Days when it looks cold, horrible and grey on land, it is stunning in the water.
My plan is to use the photos for creating artwork over the winter. Although time is running away as it is nearly December! I will get there. The aquamarine colours are addictive to me.
I also love to use the any bits of seaweed, shells, sea pottery etc to make jewellery which is special from Shetland, each piece original and handcrafted by me. Each one unique and meaningful from a small business. Thank you everyone for your support with purchasing my jewellery!
p.s I also highly recommend watching The Octopus Teacher movie.