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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paintings at Felixstowe beach in December 2021

i had found these 2 pieces of limestone and decided to paint little merman and mermaid on them.these are now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart .Although i had found the stones inland i decided to take them down to the local beach for this photo.The real ocean connection! Hope you are having happy days !

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sea metal from the beach.

A few years ago i collected a stash of metal while metal detecting local beaches.I kept it as i found the pieces interesting. Much of it is little aluminium bits and bobs. Recently i have been using them in my artwork by working the metal into little ships.These iv been setting in resin in driftwood that iv also collected from the beach. Some of these are now in my ebay shop http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald

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sleepy hamlet just outside of Bodo

i decided to paint this onto a cotton bag using fabric paints and am pleased with how it turned out.Fabric paints are not so easy to use as acrylic paints but they stick like shit to a blanket! i actually bought my fabric paints from a friend who no longer had any use for them . this bag is now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart and iv a few others in my ebay shop too http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald .Hope you are having happy days!

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my fave ride was Skyjets

as a kid i loved the skyjets ride – i pulled a lever and with a hiss the jet lifted up . im remember it was powered upwardly below the arms by compressed air ram cylinders . i THINK it was at Great Yarmouth that i first went on the skyjets tho it was quite a common ride back in the days .Ive made this seaside ride [and the “air cylinders” are below each arm ] using sea driftwood/sea shells and other items i collected on the tideline on my local beach.Soon enough it will be for sale in my etsy shop.Hope you are having happy days!

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erosion/houses lost/memories of North of Southwold

a desolate beach

between Southwold and Covehithe the beach is very wild,several driftwood trees litter the beach and other relics

I have painted these 2 paintings after getting inspired on the beach north of Southwold in Suffolk. The sea has really eaten into the land there,several houses have been lost to the waves and i get a weird feeling whenever i am walking that beach .Several driftwood trees litter the beach .

A decade ago i metal detected the beach there ,its littered with aluminium melted blobs [from bonfires] that probably were once behind the houses . I found a Ford Fiesta Mk1 door handle in the sand,im old enough to remember that those handles often broke/failed back in the 1970s! Also found some live .303 ammo dating back to WW2 .My paintings are now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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the easel cometh

a tripod art easel-this came my way via my nephew Jake,he had been given this when he took art lessons as a 6yr old-however since then it had sat unused till he recently offered it to me .It made its way to me via France and i really love it! id been using my home made lash up drawing table but this is next level. i think its made of beech wood .

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