My latest lamp commission is inspired by Van Gogh’s Irises painting. The standing lamp is from the early 1900’s made of metal and rattan. It was quite rusty so I have taken it apart, de-rusted and painted. The rattan will be left as is. My client had the lamp and is a huge fan of Van Gogh.
Friends Michael O’Rourke and Linda Sund passed through Ponce Inlet yesterday on their catamaran Escapade. Not knowing they anchored in the same spot where Ppalu had been in the river the day before! What a great time having dinner aboard the boat and sharing memories of the past year in the Bahamas when we first met. Here they are sailing out of Ponce Inlet this morning along with a beautiful sunrise. Bon Voyage!
PPALU GOES SALING!! On her way today to Canaveral for a haul out and bottom clean and paint. A beautiful morning with Ppalu sailing away as the sun is rising over Ponce Inlet. Fishermen on the jetty, blue heron and birds having breakfast.
Trying to find a way to overcome the challenge of placing the marbles on a flat surface, hence I was leaving openings in the glass to insert the marbles last. My friend G came up with the brilliant idea of laying the window on a piece of styrofoam and scooping out rounds of styrofoam to fit the marbles with a strawberry huller. So on my morning bike ride I found the perfect size of styrofoam and it has made the project more enjoyable and less of a challenge. For most of the marbles I can just press them down into the styrofoam making a slight indentation. Thank you my friend!
Started on a new FUN project. A 6″ x 32″ custom sea glass window to be hung over a kitchen sink. First time using came….love the challenges…marbles to be randomly inserted between white sea glass.
After a stressful road trip to Orlando yesterday to find some more lamp bases I was happy to be back at the beach!
So back to the beach this morning and after 10-20 knots of wind for the past few days there is tons of trash on the beach again! Here is a small sampling…
Although I did find two nice pieces of driftwood and a sea heart!
The Town of Ponce Inlet is in need of volunteers to help move the seaweed debris to stabilize the dunes. To sign up please visit: www.volunteersignup.org/8DFCY
Another very windy day! My sister came along on my second round of picking up trash today to get the experience. She got her just rewards by finding a sea heart and some very nice driftwood!