|Dolphin Doodimal ACEO - 2.5 X 3.5 inches - ink and watercolour|
I took the dogs to our favourite beach this morning and I saw my first ever wild dolphin. Sadly, it was washed up on the beach becoming breakfast for several hooded crows. Up at the top of the dunes, there's a wooden hut with toilets and facilities for the many surfers who pass through looking for the perfect wave on the Scottish coastline. There's a poster there for the Scottish Stranded Marine Animal Scheme asking people to call them if they come across any stranded animals, alive or dead, so I called them and let them know and emailed them photos I'd taken. That way they can remove it and carry out research to find out cause of death and we won't have to see the poor creature rot away on the beach (or try to stop our dogs from trying to roll around on it as they've tried to do with a dead seal that's been slowly decomposing on the beach for months now -disgusting little blighters).
Anyway, my sad find was the inspiration behind today's AEDM submission.