Old is good. What is old can be new again with a little ingenuity, and I don’t mind admitting that the art side of my brain has lots of that. I think reclaimed wood is beautiful, and this summer I made great finds on the beaches near our summer house.
Are you wondering how this connects to decor? Keep reading!
|Atlantic Ocean beach wood|
Storm tossed and sea sanded house/shed remnants were dragged home against my better half’s judgement. At the time I answered the strong call emitted by these materials, but I didn’t know why I needed them. My art often begins with the call of materials rather than with sketches and preconceived notions of a final product.
|Not a pretty site/sight|
No this is not the home decor section!
Move over hubby, I am taking possessions of your precious workshed and tools. Yep! I know my way around drills, bandsaws, chopsaws and sanders and I discovered construction adhesive will stick most everything together. Drop paintbrushes, fine papers and canvas. I have a new palette and perhaps a new series for exhibition.
This one is my keeper.
|Beach Quilt, Margaret Ryall, 2013, reclaimed wood|
And here it is in the back entry of my summer house. I have to wait until May to see it again (and take some decent shots of it).
|You’ve reached the home decor part|
Stay tuned for more creative moments in my life. What have you created for your home lately?