|Driftwood piece measures about 30" long and 7" wide. To see a larger image, click on the photo.|
While walking on the beach, I often find intriguing pieces of wood that have been washed, weathered, and worried by the salt and sand. Dragging them back to the house can be a challenge, especially when they're as heavy as the piece in the picture above. But...I loved the round holes, the color and the texture. Unfortunately, there were stray screws that stuck out the backside. That meant I REALLY had to drag it home, because I have this rule: If the wood is dangerous to a person walking barefoot, I won't leave it on the sand for someone to step on.
I showed my sister, Jane, the piece. She fell in love with it, so I gave it to her. A friend of hers cut off the screws that stuck out on the backside. I don't know where she found the verdigris mermaid hanger with the porpoise hooks, but I think they're the perfect embellishment. Best of all, when she finished, she gave the piece back to me! Now it's destined to hang on my bedroom wall.
You see, when you make things, you wind up with fantastic belongings that are unique--like this one.
Maybe it's because I'm a writer, but I'm also drawn to anything with a story behind it. I'll always remember picking up that piece, seeing the screws sticking out, carrying it home (it was heavy!), showing it to Jane, giving it away, and getting it back!
Tell me about something you made that's unique, and I'll send you a piece of decorated driftwood.
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