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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a sea driftwood frame

i made this recently using several pieces of sea worn driftwood that i collected on Felixstowe beach. I believe that some of the driftwood that lands here has its origins in one of the many shipwrecks that lay in the sand offshore . Now this 6×4 frame is for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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sea surfer

i made this using a piece of sea metal and driftwood i collected from the tideline of my local beach.I am really pleased with how it turned out -what dyou think? its now for sale in my etsy shop along with other art that iv made http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart .

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stone age art piece

i found this stone age cutting tool on the beach, its a flint stone that 1000s of years ago had been worked into a useful sharp edge. Once i got it home i looked at it and decided to add 2 small seashells to give it eyes and a “face”

Later i put it up for sale in my etsy shop,its defo a 1 off piece of art from 1000s of years ago! http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

check it out

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making a mermaids cabinet

sea driftwood cabinet

from my stash of sea driftwood i decided to make this bathroom cabinet. Looking over the very sea worn wood i sensed it had got real history.I once read that well over 100 ships and boats were shipwrecked off this coast over the centuries.Many still lay in the sand on the seabed. At Felixstowe driftwood only arrives after big storms,theres nothing much in between.This got me thinking could be some of the driftwood has its origins in a shipwreck? We can never know for sure…. this cabinet is on sale [along with others] in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart i think they look great in a mermaids bathroom

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driftwood art projects

-suffolk Coastal scenes -i used acrylic paints and then varnished the surface

im making art projects using sea driftwood that i collected on my local beach a few years ago. it took a very long time to dry out .iv also been weaving jute twine into these .Lately been selling these in my Etsy shop. iv had a really great Summer i hope yours has been good too!

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making gift items from wreckage washed up on the beach

just offshore at Felixstowe lay several plane wrecks on the seabed and after storms small pieces of alloy from the wrecks wash up in the sands.iv been collecting it for several years and latterly been combining it with sea driftwood to craft items to put in my etsy shop. Each item really has the spirit of the sea , its got proper heritage ,thats important to me . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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using acrylic fabric paints

After trying out some fabric paints onto cotton bags im pleased with the results! iv now got several hand painted tote bags in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart and in my ebay shop .Lifes great! i hope you are having happy days too!

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jets skis at Felixstowe beach

they appeared from around the pier,did a sort of 20 second dance in front of the beachgoers and then off they went !

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down at the beach

theres Always something to see, a moment in time, captured on film. heres a few i took recently at Felixstowe beach

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