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‘Rusty’ the Ringstead steed.

Rusty Ringsteed.

Made from rust found on my first beach clean at Ringstead, 28July.2016.


Yellow and green triangles


playing with how to display triangles and trying out the ‘jelly fish’ against this background


using the sketch mode on the camera


washing over the yellow


playing with placement


Which do you like the best out of the last two – I can’t decide.

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Playing with Canvases


Wondering how I would attach the rust pieces – the background needs softening a bit with more texture.

So excited about this little gem of rusty wire with old netting


but how to mount it


or this


and how do I treat the background, perhaps soft watery greys.

I think it hints at jellyfish.

Ringstead Rust

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Update: Frances of Island Threads says this picture reminds her of the Callanish Standing Stones, which gives me a shiver of excitement! I looked them up on Google images¬†and now I’m itching to try a painting with them as inspiration. This photo by David Ross¬†caught my eyeCallanish-01072006

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These pictures will only exist as photographs, which might in time be printed on canvas or paper.

The background painting is 16″x16″, acrylic paint and sand mixed with PVA on canvas

Which photograph do you think would look best printed on canvas?

Ringstead 1. displayed


(all this fitted into one carrier bag)

and played

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Aluminium dishes, cans and bottle recycled.

Another tobacco pouch complete with tobacco (composted).

Lots of lovely rusty bits.

Hengistbury Haul

Couldn’t resist joining in with TJ’s Household Haiku: prompt TIDE

tide and man

leave litter for art

No! Please don’t!

Items washed and sorted


I like to take a photo from each Beach clean so that I can remember where each item came from

A lot of this is recent rubbish left on the beach


I often wish I was a writer – these could build up a story about a ‘Topman’ called Tim who smokes, has a dog, needs high energy fixes and has had something to celebrate recently.


But in the story Tim doesn’t last long as ‘smoking kills’!

The Hengistbury rainbow


As I’m laying them out ideas start to dance around

A face – do you think it looks like a dog?


and a Hengistbury Head – I call him Henry