I bet that got your attention!
One of the many wonderful things about living at the beach is collecting bits and pieces when you’re out walking – I always carry a bag for beach treasures – wood, shells, feathers, pumice stone for carving. On Sunday I brought back some particularly wormy driftwood.
When the driftwood had dried out (I had to be patient and it’s not my forte), I sliced one of the pieces up with my somewhat rusty, blunt handsaw and sanded the ends a little. I was then able to use the ends as stamps!
It has a chalk pastel and gesso background and then just orange, black and white acrylic paint for the stamps. I’m not sure where I’m going with it because this is the point where my ugly critic pops its head up and whispers to me so I need to put up some resistance. If I just start doodling, embellishing, defining and generally mucking around, perhaps pretend I can’t hear, it might give up and go away. The stamps look a bit like seaweed so I think some greens and blues will be used on another page.
Some serious play is in order. Is that possible? Serious play?