Sunday 24 October 2010

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

And with a slight hangover I didn't feel like exerting myself too much, so after a little mooch in the shed, I took this piece of lovely thick plywood which has bright white fibreglass on one side. I'd found an extra-long paintbrush handle on the coast near the Lizard a few weeks ago and been unsure what to do with it. The ply was slightly longer than the 'fish' and set the colour off perfectly so I chose to make a very simple hanging plaque....

Look at all those layers of different coloured paint!

It could be hung outside - maybe on a shed or summerhouse door...

Or maybe on the bathroom door...

But for now it looks at home hanging on a peg in my studio!

Available to buy in my Folksy shop!

Psssssst! I'm going to do a Giveaway next time to celebrate 100 posts. Don't miss it!


  1. Even with a slight hangover you make lovely objects!

  2. Hi Kirsty
    hangover or not, that's a lovely hanging and would be happy indoors or out. It would be great hanging in the garden, I think, glimpsed through leaves and branches :-)
    Have a very happy week!
    Denise x

  3. That is fun - I love it.
    julie xxxxxxx

  4. It's funny how lots of the pieces of wood you find resemble fish! Lovely piece. Looking forward to your giveaway!

  5. Love the oversized look of this one.

  6. Wherever you put this lovely fishy it would look gorgeous xxx
    ...on your previous post were you on Prussia Cove it looked just like it, or am I cracking up ha ha
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  7. Just found your blog - what lovely, lovely things you make! You've really got such a good eye.

  8. brilliantly simple. I love your appreciation of the simple and 'in place'. Helen x

  9. I love how you give a paintbrush handle a life and a personality...honestly, your gift to transform the ordinary is astonishing, and very inspiring - this piece is fabulous!

    Love Julia x x x

  10. I adore your paintbrush fish. I covet them all in Folksy. Mr longfish is wonderful. He would be perfect in my studio. Oof.

  11. What a beautifu blog - I shall follow in awe!