I have been so busy these last couple of weeks, but it's only now as I sit down to write a blog post that I realised how much I have managed to get done (all for the Contemporary Craft Fair in 4 weeks time!)
I am starting to see cottages in my sleep!
I have my own model village in my studio!
This terrace fits nicely into a display hole in our lounge!
And an idea I had just this morning....it's a pub! Maybe called The Ship...
The sign is made from a tiny print of a painting by my favourite artist Alfred Wallis. I used sellotape over both sides to make it sturdier and to stick it onto the overhead nail.
I was lucky enough to find this perfect little bit of wood at the beach earlier in the week. It really didn't take much effort to turn it into a little boat. Less is sometimes more, don't you know?!
Do you recall the washed-up boat we discovered back here? We are still finding pieces from it on different beaches along the south coast of Cornwall. I decided to use this large piece (quite clearly part of a boat) for the basis of this large piece of work.
It has the same "slipway" as other bits I have used previously..
I love the subtle hues in the paintwork...and the crackleglaze makes it look like stonework.
I scratched a couple of ladders into the varnished section to break it up a little.
I also started experimenting with some text! I bought some metal letter stamps ages ago, but didn't really know at the time what I would use them for.
You may need to click on the above image to read the words!
"Promenade" is closely based on Preston seafront where 61A is located!
And lastly, a little driftwood terrace which takes its title from a Madness song!
Phew, I feel exhausted!! I may take the weekend off. I hope you have a great time, whatever you are doing!