I've been painting some shells that I collected while snorkelling. The paintings are for our apartment, the decor when we moved in was pretty special to say the least. The colourful, beachy and tourist focused designs have their place but we had to take down the crazy metal coloured fish and I'm in charge of their replacements. So here's the first batch of shell studies.
A bowerbird is a collector of (often blue) objects, a bird who collects and hoards things to create its nest - or bower.
This is my travelogue complete with observations, photographs and illustrations around our new nest in Grand Cayman.