Paint Party Friday


Making some art with my Thames foreshore findings, gathered on 23.Oct.16. If you would like to see more about that fabulous treasure hunt click here and  here

I spent ages playing around with bits and pieces before I arrived at this arrangement.dsc_0001-1 dsc_0005-1 dsc_0007-1 dsc_0014-1 I’d love to know what you think.

The pieces down lefthand side are the broken stems of clay pipes, the rest is pottery found on that day.

I am going to experiment with a new found toy – Sugru. (Introduced to me by Mrs Snail – she teaches us all so much!) I’m hoping to fix the pieces on to the canvas with this substance that turns to rubber, but no time left today as I’m off to pick up Big Bro and Little Bro from school in a minute. A Granny’s work is never done!

Joining in with Paint Party Friday

All pieces of art made on the Beach Clean theme are going towards and exhibition I will be doing with Miss E in Dorset Arts Weeks 2018. However we are beginning to talk about a smaller event next year – I’ll be sure to let you know  all about it.

30 responses to “Paint Party Friday

  1. This is beautiful. ❤ I love it! All that much more for being "found bits". Nice job!

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  2. I love what you have done. If feels very spiritual.

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  3. I knew you would come up with something wonderful with your bits and pieces from the Thames foray!
    As you know I am not very ‘arty’ but that first pic I can see a boat, but I can also see one of the old fashioned hand held candle holders, complete with candle! 🙂

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    • Aw, thank you Eddie! ❤ it's great that different things can be seen in the arrangement – that's what I love about abstract art – the 'beauty' really is in the eye, and imagination, of the beholder.

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  4. Have fun with the Sugru… it does make sticking and mending very easy. And I love your final layout 🙂

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  5. How lucky you are to be able to beach-comb and find such interesting bits and pieces! I think your piece looks like a candle, too! Lovely.

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    • I am indeed very lucky. I have always lived near the sea and can’t imagine being without it. I never really thought about rivers also carrying such treasures – a whole new world opening up! It is so good to know that you too see a candle – I like that there is more than one association triggered by the piece.

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

    Lovely 🙂

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  7. Really beautiful, wonderful art.
    Happy PPF❤

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  8. Love the clay pipes. We have lots turn up in the garden, probably the chaps who built the neighbours houses or the school. I had a chat with Mr E and he says you can make sugru much cheaper than buying a commercial product. He recommends a website called instructables or just google homemade sugru. Have a good weekend.

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  9. I love this beautiful piece. It really speaks to my love of the beach that’s for sure. Happy PPF!

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  10. Very evocative and particularly appropriate, given current world events. To use very old “trash” and come up with such an illuminating piece is wonderful. (To me it looks like a candle in a holder sitting on a little shelf.) xx

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  11. Interesting and unusual creative art today! Your arrangement looks great.

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  12. Love the beach clean art, and thanks for sharing the photos of the mudlark event. I grew up near the Tower so that’s my old hunting ground. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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