Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Beach Pottery


 My hands are itchy, they have to make, craft, form and mold. Even if that means simply arranging flowers in a jar, quotes in a journal or feathers on a windowsill.

We found these beautiful chalk pebbles at the sea a couple of weeks ago.
In their perfectly formed clods I saw a bird, a pear, a whale, a bear.... The children were inspired.

I used to love to use charcoal as a medium. It is messy. Beware and prepared with old shirt's and warm soapy cloths on hand. 
I remember buying some shards of charcoal years ago ( the brittle stick type they used to sell ) with my school trip pocket money. Scarcely holding the feathery sticks between my fingers lest they disintegrate I made endless spidery lines that would eventually be smudged to incoherence.


 The beauty of charcoal is it washes off the stone quite easily if you make a mistake. I will seal these pebbles with clear nail polish to preserve their designs.




12 comments:

  1. Sea.... Ocean.... They keep popping up... And I live no where near it. -sigh-

    Have to get out my cd of waves. To make me feel (a little bit) better.

    Lucky you, to have visited the sea, recently. Lovely pebbles... For memories...

    Tessa

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  2. I used to paint pebbles when I was a child, it's amazing the shapes you can see when you start looking isn't it!

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  3. How very wonderful...I am always amazed by those more gifted artistically than myself how they can create beauty out of the simplest media!!! Love these pieces. Thank you!!

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  4. What a fabulous idea! They look so beautiful - like the designs were always there.

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  5. What a fabulous idea! They look so beautiful - like the designs were always there.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! They look so beautiful - like the designs were always there.

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  7. Love them, especially the bear.

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  8. a heard a song for you today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axq0UYPFRoA

    blessings,
    rebecca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca :) That was very beautiful :) x

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