Sea driftwood cabinets

i really enjoy making these. Theres the finding of the driftwood ,driftwood washes up randomly here at Felixstowe ,theres never very much of it and it usually gets taken back by the very next tide,–so iv got to be quick. Next stage is washing it and then setting it to dry-this takes 2 yrs! but iv got to be patient i cannot use it till its totally dry . Then i set out the pieces and see what comes to my mind . Ive sold several cabinets [for mermaid style bathrooms] and they are all over the world! how cool is that. Ive even been commisioned to make one .Anyhoo heres a few images of recent ones. Theyre in my etsy shop right now http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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small pieces of sea pottery become sailing boats

on the beach i found several small pieces of sea pottery-immediately i thought Hey those look like sails ,so i made up this art piece using the pieces + sea driftwood and now its in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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making a beach candle holder

i had found an ancient brush head washed up on my local beach at Felixstowe -decided it would make a cool base for a candle holder. I used sea metal to make the holder then added sea glass and yellow sea shells.Once the candle is lit it makes reflections in the sea glass that really looks cool! now its for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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wee ships from sea driftwood-for sale

using ancient sea driftwood iv made these little boats to put in my etsy shop.i collected the driftwood after a big storm back in 2019 on the same beach as in the images.It took 2 years to dry out! now you can find them in my shop non are pricey http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Hope you are having happy days!!

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making seaside diorama-imprinted glass

Using glass imprinted with sea shells i created little seaside diorama by adding seaglass and shells and painted an original seasider scene on the lid. Now its for sale in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Hope you are having happy days !

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Swimming at the beach -chilly but good!

its been a late summer this year,finally got to swim in the sea here at Felixstowe, feels great! i hope you are having happy days!

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painting on small metal tins -and making dioramas

i stumbled on these tins that held sweeties and decided to use them in my art projects. iv been painting on the lids using acrylic paints and then sealing the finished painting with varnish. Inside the tin iv made a wee diorama of the birds nest inc “eggs” made from beach pebbles. Plan on selling these on my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . The summers finally arrived here and today i swam in the sea-it was great! bit chilly very refreshing . I hope you are having happy days,,

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Using pieces of sea driftwood + a woven plastic sail i found on the tideline at Felixstowe beach i made this sailboat .

After collecting the pieces i assembled this wee sailboat and its now for sale in my etsy shop . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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Hot day at Eype beach in Dorset

Just up from the beach is a campsite and its a lovely spot like stepping back in time! On the beach theres fossils to be found easily,not for nothing is it known as the Jurassic coast .I painted the scene on signboard using acrylic paints and then framed it up using a vintage wood frame with glass protector front. It is now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

Eype beach, on the Jurassic coast in Dorset
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Making wee seashell girls at Felixstowe beach

I gathered seashells on the local beach in the last image ^ after a high tide .Some were very old oyster shells that are very sea worn and pretty and i got to thinking about making seashell girls to sit in the oyster shell boats. I used limpet shells to make the hats and wood for the bodies Ive now got them for sale in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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