making a driftwood cabinet from old boat

id found some driftwood on the tideline that was from a wreck of an old boat,a rowing boat not a big boat.it has copper nails holding it together . Decided to make it into a cabinet and now its for sale on my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

what dyou think ?

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driftwood ladder art

what dyou think?does it make you smile or what? i made it using driftwood and pebbles and leather [rungs]all gathered from the tideline on Felixstowe beach

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Making a seascape collage

id found a piece of battered sea worn composite board on the tideline at the beach and took it home,it lay in my bedroom against a wall for a while then 1 day i got the idea to use it as the base for this seascape. Down in my garden i raked over the pebbles and gathered a bunch,washed a handful in the kitchen and set them off to dry . Then i set about making this collage up. Its now on my etsy shop for sale ,its got a seafront flavour to it,what do you think? http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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making a face-from the beach

looking at some very twisted driftwood id picked up off the beach some time back i fastened them together using sisal string to try to give me some ideas . Hey that looks like a mouth …… howsabout some seaglass for teeth. And some shells for eyes? im now thinking thisd look cool hanging up and its on my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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painting on the edge of the world

iv been painting a series of paintings about life on Foula island.its a place where only about 30 people live ,in the outer Hebrides in Scotland.Not for nothing is it known as “the edge of the World” you can see them all on my etsy shop page http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Have a nice day!

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making a windchime from beach wreckage

made these little chimes from beach metal and driftwood , after storms theres often metal washed up here in Felixstowe. Back in the day several planes were wrecked here in the shallows,just possible the metal i used came from one such plane.i also found the tiny camel in the sand on the beach,,,,, spirits of the beach are certainly in these chimes and if you want check em out on my etsy shop page http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart actually make a really unusual gift dont you think?

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painting at Bawdsey beach

Saw this solitary fisherman and straight away thought hed make a good subject to paint. I didnt see him catch anything while i was there . The ships came and went and at one point i could see the Rough Tower on the horizon, its a WW2 gun platform i believe somebody lives on it ,20 miles out from the shore . Anyhow i captured this moment in time in these 2 paintings that are now in my etsy shop

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close up of Old driftwood

i made this cabinet using very worn old driftwood. Driftwood can be almost new ,only been in the sea a few hours ,or very very worn which indicates its been in the sea years.Or was it trapped on the rocks years washed by only the highest tide and then one day it broke free – you can never know. heres a few close ups of the cabinet,see what i mean?

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Mersea Island

its a great place for a walk. The island is in Essex on the coast not far from Colchester.What i like is the beach, look down as i walk and no end of relics are poking up from the shingle.Not valuable relics,just things from the past.Little pieces of metal ,sea glass,unusual stones. I tried to capture this interesting beach in this painting i did recently.What do You think?

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making a driftwood chair

well its a miniature chair theres no long beach driftwood washed up around where i live so i cant make a full sized chair,maybe one day…. anyway i still like it and if it was full sized id sit on it

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