Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Driftwood wader

A few weeks ago I found this wonderful piece of wood on Seaton beach.

How perfect for a birds face and bill! Last night I sat with my box of driftwood sticks and had a go at creating the rest....

This is a shot of the other side...

The leg pieces aren't right - need to keep my eyes peeled when I'm on the beach again.
Then there's the tricky problem of getting him to stand up....!

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful...how about standing him in a nest as he looks very stork like? Maybe even on top of a chimney? Sorry...my imagination is getting the better of me!

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  2. I think he's excellent.
    Just wait for his legs - one day you'll find just the right pieces and then you'll be delighted.

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  3. I love it Kirsty! So much character about him x

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  4. Kirsty, that is amazing - I am completey in awe of you. Lots of love, Kate xxooxx.

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  5. That is amazing - what a great find. He's lovely!

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  6. It's a curlew! It has such a gentle character and looks graceful - fantastic considering he can't stand up yet but I'm certain you'll get those legs steady!

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  7. Bloody hell babe it's fab. And if you want my very amateur opinion, I think the pins are great. Ax
    PS. BigBean rather surprsingly (and touchingly) loved the Valentine Love Bird. Ta. x

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  8. WOW! That is gorgeous, I also think the legs look great....

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  9. Oh he's just brilliant, love the colours in his body. The wood looks so smooth, I just want to reach out and touch it.

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  10. I totally saw this as a bird from the first pic. He's lovely - good luck with the standing up part!

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  11. I love it! You are so talented x

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  12. Fantastic - I love it!! I love that you also managed to create something like that even though that imbecile from TT was yelling Shabbaaaaaaaaaa in a rather distracting and embarressing manner! :D (Sorry, couldnt help myself from mentioning that again!!)

    J x x x

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  13. He's ace, you're so clever, I love his legs! like mine after the vino on a Friday night!! :)fantastic!

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