Last Friday Essex ERTF rep, Chris, arranged a day at Southend. We looked at different ways of recording our responses to the landscape - sight, sound, smell and taste. Some of us stitched by the sea, others drew, photographed, made sound recordings, took rubbings of seaside architecture, and did some mark making. After a spot of lunch we visited Beecroft Art Gallery where there was an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and even textiles by Essex artists. Even the weather was just perfect. Thanks Chris for an excellent day. Looking forward to our next meeting and a chance to see how we have all been inspired.