Friday, June 16, 2017

Dulse

Turns out our vacation location is just minutes up the road and a ferry ride away from the island of Grand Manan, where roughly one million pounds of wet dulse are harvested from the island's Dark Harbour annually, supplying markets around the world with this wild sea vegetable.

Dulse's health benefits include its ability to improve vision, protect the immune system, build bone health, improve the thyroid gland, and boost blood circulation.

Almost as good as painting!

Today, again, I set up my make-shift en plein mer studio in the early morning sunshine.

The best.

I experimented with half-formulated ideas related to abstraction-of-place that have been percolating for a couple of weeks now.

My venturing took me to a few unexpected ports of call but, in responding to the prevailing wind, water, and weather conditions, I think at minimum I improved my vision and boosted blood circulation.

Who knows, I may even have enhanced the health of my thyroid!

work in progress, working title: Dark Harbour Dulse

7 comments:

  1. Oh how wonderful! Have not heard of that seaweed but will ask around.
    Love that little study and the clever collage pieces. Have you made a dulse salad yet?

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    1. Thanks, Carol. No dulse salad yet. Also not sure yet where I'll take this study. I do plan to continue playing with it and experimenting further.

      Have you been painting recently?

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  2. Sadly not so much. I have a few WIP to post. Went to museum saw Ai Wei Wei exhibit,wonderful. Last 3 days my dog went missing! Amazing the hold our pet's have On us! I really haven't returned to myself!

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    1. Oh no! Has your dog returned yet?

      I look forward to your next post whenever that might take place : )

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    2. Yes, this morning, looked ok, I think someone adopted her although she is a mix and rescue dog. 3 days and nights. I was quite a wreck!

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  3. Love this format Dotty, beautiful as it is but I look forward to watching it develop.

    Thanks for the intro to dulse, very interesting :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I'm also looking forward to watching it develop! Now that I'm home, I realize I have started pieces every which way I turned, one of which took a very disappointing turn this morning. I'm wondering how THAT one will develop!

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