Friday, September 2, 2011

Beach Inspired Art

Firstly, I would just like to thank everyone who left a nice comment on my last post about our hurricane damage. We lost internet right after I posted and just got it back last night. We are still drying out and throwing out just about everything that was within 12" of the floor.

The challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue is to create something beach inspired. I hope they will indulge me and allow this post of a past project. I just could not finish anything this week. This is a giant lobster claw that I sprayed with a stone texture finish and turned it into a vase. I created french beaded Freesia flowers and made a stand from two scallop shells and polymer clay. I was reading Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh at the time which was my inspiration for this piece.

Have a nice creative weekend!

14 comments:

Lori said...

Glad you are finally drying out. I hope that new storm brewing doesn't come your way also..I would never have guessed that was a "claw" in your Piece..Very cool!

Melissa said...

Gift from Sea is a good book. What a neat transition.

Magic Love Crow said...

Debbie, so cool! Great imagination you have! I hope the mess gets cleaned up soon for you guys! I'm sorry you had to go through all of this! Take Care ;o)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I'm happy that you and your family are safe and sound. :) There are still many people in Connecticut without power - I so feel for them. :( We lost our internet immediately after the storm as well.

I love your beach-inspired piece! Looks bright and sunny - perfect end of summer treat!

Sunshineshelle said...

Debbie so amazing we have taken to the internet as such a major source of communication, I love your creative approach with your beach inspired vase & those beaded flowers are gorgeous!! Pleased things are starting to dry out sorry to hear the hurricane decided to leave it's calling card :( I think you may be due for a trip to the shops to replace some craft supplies??

New End Studio said...

Debbie, sorry you had to get battered by Irene, hope you will soon be back to normal. Your lobster claw vase is so clever and unique. The colors are pretty and I read that book, but I forgot to remember it!

Gloria

artangel said...

Wow that's so creative - ingenious interpretation of the theme!

I'm sorry to hear you've been affected by Irene - I hope the damage isn't too bad and that things are back to normal for you soon x

Beadwright said...

This is fantastic Debbie, I am sure they won't mind considering that you are cleaning the basement again.
Hope you are all back to normal.
Nicole/Beadwright

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Debbie, I'm so sorry about your loss. I know what water can do to a home. Glad you got your internet back and were able to post a challenge piece. I'm quite sure IA understands your dilemma. Besides, this is a perfect piece of the challenge this week.

Amanda said...

Sorry to hear about your damages from the hurricane. I really love your piece for the theme this week. It fits and is so beautiful. I love all the elements and how creative your design is. Wishing you a quick recovery and take care.

Hettienne said...

Very creative and a true gift from the sea. We have also had to survive great floods here a few years ago and it is tough, but remember to look for the gift from the sea. wishing you a dry week!

Ayala Art said...

Ugh... at least it was the basement! But still how terrible!
You made a very nice creation, with so much water, what a coincidence it was Sea related.
Hope things go back to normal quickly for you.

Deb said...

that is an awesome piece Debbie...glad things are getting back to normal...

Kristen said...

It has been so crazy here with school stuff I am so sorry I wasn't around to perk you up after the hurricane. Sending belated hugs is you still want them!