Cancelled lectures and tutes + hot hot hot weather + car with a full tank of petrol = BEACH TRIP!

Went to the beach yesterday and it was pretty much perfect. There’s been a bit of a heatwave here and yesterday the temperature reached a crazy 36 degrees Celsius (that’s 96.8 Fareinheit according to the conversion thingy on my phone). And it’s still Winter! But luckily, due to it being Winter, the water was still icy cold so it was the perfect balance. I took some photos on my Holga, but I didn’t finish the film, so there’ll be a bit of a wait on those.

So while you don’t get to see any photos today, I did do a quick illustration of some of my musts for a day at the beach (I stuck with a bit of a sun smart theme). SPF 30+ sunscreen (never ever ever ever head to the beach without it), SPF 30+ lip balm , big floppy straw hat and sunglasses. I’m all about the sun safety.


  1. Raisa August 25, 2009

    36 degrees? Where i live it comes up to 45 degrees. VERY HOT!

    Nice illustration! you're very good! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. soph (owl vs. dove) August 25, 2009

    Raisa – 45 degrees? Woah. I'm pretty sure I would MELT in that. (And thanks for the compliment too) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Claire August 25, 2009

    i'm so so jealous. cancelled lectures and sunshine. in ireland a hot day is 15 degrees. im not lying.

    great artwork too lovie. x

  4. muchlove August 25, 2009

    Oh, I love your illustration. The details are perfect!

  5. Laura Crocodile August 25, 2009

    love the hat's picture ๐Ÿ™‚ did you paint them?

  6. soph (owl vs. dove) August 26, 2009

    Claire – haha, thanks!

    muchlove – thank you

    Laura Crocodile – thanks, and yep I did paint them: pencil on paper, then watercoloured in


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