painting the sky over the River Deben

id got the idea to paint this scene after going for a long walk along the river bank between Martlesham and Woodbridge in Suffolk . Sun was out and it was one of those “almost Spring ” type of days and the clouds were coasting along overhead . The riverside paths were muddy and slippy they wont dry out for weeks with all the rain we have had .Out in the river a yacht was moored up but i didnt see anybody on it .

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mersea island,Essex …. beach walking

Walking the islands beaches you can see all sorts of stuff poking up out of the sand,such as pieces of long gone jetty and rusty metal hoops . You pause briefly to look and then carry on with your walk . This makes for an interesting walk. iv tried to capture a typical scene there in this painting. What dyou think? its now framed up and is in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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making a box from sea driftwood at Felixstowe

i gathered a stash of driftwood after a big storm at the beach.After letting it dry for 2 years in my shed i selected a few pieces to make this wee box , its screwed together and now on sale in my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/925221462/driftwood-box-hag-stone-good-luck-other?ref=shop_home_active_38&frs=1

what dyou think? iv several items iv made using very old sea driftwood,the mystery of driftwood is real-when you touch it you will know what i mean. Have a nice day…from jonny

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making small seascapes-from Sea driftwood

ive just completed several small seascapes using driftwood that i collected back in 2019 from Felixstowe beach. This wood had been laying in my shed ever since totally drying out . Now completed they are in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart , or in my ebay shop ,junnyald is my ebay name . What dyou reck? driftwood is never easy to work with and sometimes has grains of sand embedded in it which blunts my knife blade.

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making a keepsake box from sea driftwood

finding a suitable piece of driftwood was the start.i needed a good solid piece with no holes , i wont bore you with the detail of how i made it, the pics say it all.The sea driftwood i chose had been laying in my shed over 2 years,iv learnt it takes that long to totally dry out [ had been out in the sea years praps decades totally salt water immersed]and its now finished and on sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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sailboat wind mobiles for sale [catch the breeze}

I have made these sailboat wind mobiles using driftwood etc that i collected on Felixstowe beach. Each one can swing turn on a breeze as it has a swivel hook at the top.These are home decor art items ,now on sale in my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . What dyou think?

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metal detecting at Shingle street

few years ago i went metal detecting at Shingle Street , few peeps go there doing that and i later found out why. For starters its always been a lonely spot with not much obvious history,although it was used by the Raf as a target range in ww2 which made me curious . Anyhow i found little there until i struck on a strange brass object just below the surface,it was about the size of a cotton reel. I never went back to Shingle street because i later found out that brass object was the striker button from a landmine! More recently i painted this scene of peeps at Shingle street,its in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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peeps leaving me lovely reviews

After buying some of my art peeps have left me very kind and lovely reviews. This has encouraged me to make more art / i make a mix of driftwood art and acrylic paintings mostly with a beach theme. I live 100 metres from Felixstowe beach so i guess thats not a suprise . Walking on the beach theres occasionally driftwood on the tideline and i sometimes pick it up and later ,after its been cleaned and dried [takes 2 years] i make something with it . Ive been selling my art a few places,ebay and etsy and also to personal friends . Get great satisfaction from that of course http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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hag stone + wooden beads Beach necklaces

made these necklaces using stones collected by me at Aldeburgh beach. Aldeburgh is a small beach town on the Suffolk coast it nestles behingd a shingle beach. When the beads on the necklace touch the hag stone it makes a noise very like when the waves crash onto Aldeburgh shingle beach. Hag stones have a sea worn hole running right thru them, they bring Good Luck! and im selling them in my ebay shop .What dyou reck? i hope you have a nice day!

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making a rotating heart wind mobile

decided id use up some pieces of driftwood on this,it works/spins suprisingly well. I was inspired by seagulls wheeling about on the beach , Getting the balance was the hardest part. whoever buys it just needs to hang it up near a window or door so that it catches the breeze then it turns endlessly . its now in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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