Sunday, 20 March 2011

Rough Sea

The boys have spent the weekend with my parents, so Steve and I have been hard at it in the shed - working! (for any of you with smutty minds!) Plenty of driftwood to work with at the moment, I felt a bit spoilt for choice! This is one piece I finished yesterday: I love the bit of wood with blue paint on it, it really suggested a rough sea to me - that's why I decided to hoist the red flag!

The 'sea' has real movement I think - partly to do with the uneven shape of the blue paint, and because of the layers and different colours, it suggests seaspray - to me, anyway!

I had a few nice small pieces of wood like this one below - I love the shape of it, with that little natural hole in the corner. Because of their size, I was able to use long nails instead of sticks as the masts. These tie in nicely with the rusty washers I think.


It's been a while since I did any of these sculptures with the bunting above, but I couldn't resist! It would brighten up any room and is available in my Folksy shop.

Finally, I must say a HUGE 'Thank You' to everyone who bought from my shop for Comic Relief, and also to those of you who helped to spread the word about it. To be honest, I was worried that I wouldn't make any sales at all, but we raised £348! How fantastic is that? Thank you SO much - you are brilliant! x

15 comments:

  1. These are fab, Kirsty. I hope you and Steve managed some time to yourself whilst the kids where away. Not all work I hope. Gutted I missed out on the comic relief thing! My £20 could have gone via you!! Well done tho on raising so much. Have a great week. Lou x

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  2. Hey Kirby, love your latest makes. They look great.

    Great effort raising so much money for Comic relief.

    Enjoy your week,

    Claire :)

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  3. congrats on raising the $! I love your new pieces.

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  4. I love the things you make, they are wonderful. Congratulations on raising so much money for Comic Relief
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  5. you work is beautiful - i love it!

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  6. Jolly bunting. Rough seas and a rusty nail. A good weekends work methinks. Have a happy week, Ax

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  7. Well done with your fund raising. I love all of your boats and cottages.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! That is a fabulous sum - you must be chuffed to bits and deservedly so! Love your drift wood sculptures.

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  9. What a fab thing you did for Comic relief, such a great cause, you should be really proud of how much you raised. Love these new pieces too, they're gorgeous, especially that bunting... you can never have enough bunting! x

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  10. It's totally fantastic!!! welldone!!! ..... and yea right, working in the shed! as if!;)

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  11. I just found your blog and I love all the wonderful things you make. Sadly most of the wooden sculptures on your website are all sold (sad for me not you!) Is the one in the first picture for sale?.. it is amazing! Abby :)

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  12. Kristy - so glad you popped onto my blog. I am a big fan of your work, lovely!

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  13. I really, really do love your work! :0) well done on raising so much money...

    Lou xxx

    PS. the picture is my garden outside the kitchen!

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  14. I think your artwork is lovely !!! However two sweethearts who love eachother making love all day is not smutty at all !!!God created sex dear !!!

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  15. beautiful. your work is so original and creative. great blog!

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