Whilst on my daily walks with my dogs on the Jersey beaches I have, over many years, picked up pockets full of beach finds ie sea glass, pieces of white or coloured ceramic and sea shells, hoarding them away for a time when I could ‘play’ with them.
Time to ‘play’ came in January 2021 whilst Jersey was brought to a standstill by Covid 19. Having read many books and seen too many TV programmes the urge to do something creative got me thinking about all my beach finds and what I could do with them….once started there was no stopping!!
Using different weights of cut or torn tissue, foils together with various colours of organza and nets for backgrounds, each piece is placed individually onto a canvas to create movement and moods. On top of this background pieces of sea glass, ceramic or seashells are placed rather like fitting together pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Pieces are individually stuck down with wood strength PVA glue and then for extra strength a coating of PVA covers the whole panel. The larger panels taking up to 20 hours to make.
Hanging behind each panel is a little organza bag with a few extra beach finds for you to treasure or to start your own collection.