Monthly Archives: November 2020

the Old hotel

its one of those places that never seems to change…. i found out recently The Station Hotel,Ipswich was actually built around 1860 the same time the railway station nearby was built.Got to thinking about the many 100s or 1000s or … Continue reading

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the old post office

on the island of Foula in the Hebrides is this old abandoned Post Office.It has been empty many years ,actually it was a ladies home and the post office was ran by her just in the front porch extension [blue … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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