Category Archives: Crafts

Making a Sheep out of Willow

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Part of the Frugaldom Project involves the growing and harvesting of willow and one of its intended uses is for sculpture to display in the Ecoarts garden. Having worked mostly in driftwood for the past year, I decided that it … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Fox

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“Horatio The Heron” has now gone to his new home and I have started work on a driftwood fox. I decided to have the fox walking but looking back over his left shoulder, as if startled or on the lookout for … Continue reading

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Badger and Deer join the Eco Arts Garden

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Since completing the squirrel, I have been busy creating a badger and a deer for the Eco Arts Garden Project. The badger proved quite challenging with his big feet and instantly recognisable features.  I used some old burnt wood to get … Continue reading

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The Eco Arts Garden Project

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Work is well into the second month on the driftwood and assorted Eco Arts sculpture projects. The driftwood horse was the first sculpture to be completed and has now taken his place in the Eco Arts garden. The birds are … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 4

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The completed Tawny Owl I decided to build up the owl’s feet on top of the existing stand. I found some suitably twisted pieces of wood that could be cut to resemble claws and fixed them securely with screws. An … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 3

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The wood shavings and glue had dried nicely overnight so I was able to press on with modelling the head of the owl. A neighbour kindly provided the eyes from an old box of oddments so I bedded these in … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 2

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I resumed work on the driftwood owl by building up the face of the bird. I then added further pieces of driftwood to the sides and wings so that much of the shape is now in place. As I am … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 1

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My driftwood sculptures are proving very popular and I was delighted to accept a commission for an owl. After careful consideration, I decided that a Tawny Owl would be the subject of my sculpture and I began sorting through my … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Heron – Part 4

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The completed Heron Work on day 4 on the driftwood heron was concentrated on adding detail to the sculpture. The first coating of glue and wood filler had dried out well and the loose shavings were brushed out before I … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Heron – part 3

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The first task on day 3 of the latest driftwood project was to work on some detail on the head of the heron. I found a knotted piece of wood that suggested the eye of the bird so I fitted … Continue reading

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