Taking driftwood art back to the beach

Few years ago i collected some driftwood and sea metal near to the Felixstowe pier.Recently i made these little homes from this and theyre for sale in my ebay shop , http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald . Today i decided id take the finished articles back down there for these pics

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mysterious burnt book washed up on the tideline

who knows whats the story behind it..? ….i found several pages of a book washed up quite near the pier at Felixstowe beach that had been in a fire somewhere

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old hotel in Felixstowe [its for sale 2 mill ]

been empty a few years now ,i hear its now for sale. its one of those faded places you wonder is it really empty,look up ,,,is that a face at a window,,,that sort of place.When looking over these images i took today i see a letterbox is carefully cut into one of the boarded up doors so someone is getting their mail.but how do they get in? its all boarded up,,,im now thinking maybe they go in via the brewery hatch! could be one of the boarded up windows actually is a secret door ?!!

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wind mobile sailboat made from driftwood +old tarp bag and twines at the beach

i made this wind mobile from sea driftwood and a blue poly tarp bag washed up on the beach tideline.It can turn easily in the breeze and its for sale in my etsy shop. Unique will look cool hanging near a window where it can easily tack and turn as there is a special swivel hook at the top . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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cleaning up signboards in Felixstowe

these looked bad and we were asked to tidy them up . Took an hour to remove the loose paper

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inspired by a sailboat at Felixstowe beach

i made this wind mobile using sea driftwood and other materials i collected after a big storm on the beach a couple of years ago .After cleaning and letting it dry out i made it and it can turn easily on the breeze just like a real sailboat [as it has a swivel hook at the top]

i think itll look cool hanging near a window maybe in a bathroom? its £19 in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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id found a piece of sea metal

at low tides edge,it was sticking up in the sand and i pulled it out and tapped it on the shingle.Straight away it reminded me of a wave . I was going to put it in the bin on the prom instead i took it home where it lay in the garden amongst other “finds ” for a while then i got the idea to make this sculpture from it . It is steel ,probably came off a drum or was a strap but its another real mystery .Now its in my etsy shop for sale.Etsy has been very good to me recently and making art has fitted well in with my day job .Had a swim in the sea yesterday it was very chilly but boy did it feel good!

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sea driftwood/ship/lost souls

Down at Felixstowe beach sometimes driftwood washes up that has its origins in old ships!Iv been reading about the Many ships that went down along the coast here back in the day. From the earliest times thru into the 20Century wooden boats and ships plied their trade in these waters.Some came to grief and lives were sometimes lost.Storms blew up and catastrophe happened.With that in mind iv been making “lost soul” artwork using pieces of the driftwood i collected on the tideline a few yrs back.This i had cleaned and it lay drying out in my shed till recently. Iv now got the finished works for sale in my Ebay shop [www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald]. Sales there have been good of late and iv had some lovely, kind messages sent to me from folk who have bought my art.Lifes great right now!

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making art using really small pebbles

i stumbled into this because iv a bucket of very small pebbles thats sat under my desk forever. Thing is,once i looked at em closely i noticed the colours and weird shapes lended themselves to art projects when combined with driftwood from my stash . Very unusual cool shapes too . What dyou reck ? i sift thru the pebbles in the bucket and if one catches my eye i go with that idea . Fasten each pebble down using craft glue . The dog one is £14 in my etsy shop and the folk on a beach swing is £50 also in my etsy shop. Price includes UK shipping but i can ship worldwide at cost . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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painting onto driftwood / selling on Etsy

looking over my stash of driftwood gives me ideas.I gather driftwood on a short stretch of my local beach,close to the pier . It takes 2 years to dry out before i can use it. Sometimes i sell my driftwood art projects on Etsy , then i wrap up the piece and send it off at the post office in town. i just passed the 50 sales mark and im proud of it! Like anyone else who creates i have doubts about my work. Luckily i have my day job to take my mind off things and thats been very busy too.Art and window cleaning dont really go together altho when im window cleaning i do get ideas for art projects which i jot down immediately.Anyhoo here a few images of recent art iv painted/made

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