art from trash – sea rope basket finished

Back home. Finally. And SO glad to be back. The moment I stepped off the ferry and smelled that sea air I was happy.

Of course, you go away for a week and come home and it looks like you’ve been gone for months. Piles of pine needles all over the place, everything is dusty… but I’m home!

Anyway, I finished this little gem before I left for Athens and never got a chance to share it. Its made entirely of rope pieces I found while walking on beaches near home. Art from trash basically.

Its only small, about 15cm at the widest point. I love art that’s also functional. Lets face it -not many people have the money to spend on art these days, but I know I’d buy something beautiful/interesting/unique if it was functional as well. Hence, most of my creations are both.

So… news… I have some. I just haven’t felt like posting about it. I will. Let’s just say I’m not a happy camper with the ‘finished’ work in the bathroom, but that’s a long story for when I have more time and feel up to talking about it.

Healthwise I’m better, Lainee is looking a bit better but her treatment continues. I feel so horrible for her. Right now she’s staying home when I go out cause I feel safer keeping her contained right now.

Spartacus is much better. He only has one bald patch at the base of his tail left and even that is starting to grow hair. He’s turned into a wild child… all scratchy bitey when you reach out to pat him. And fearless. Then again, what do you expect when you have a kitten you can’t handle for ages? sigh… Hopefully once he’s cleared and can begin to hang out more he’ll calm down. He’s like a cat on speed right now… speed and red cordial. ugh.

Both of them have another appointment at the vet in a week. Sparky’s last shot and Lainee’s second.

I’ve started working back at the ceramics studio and love being back in such a creative atmosphere. Even though I’m painting all day, I feel inspired to do more when I’m home. Not that I have as yet. I haven’t had much time. I need to clear off the kitchen table (my painting studio) so I can work, but the desire is there which is good. With the heat in Athens, the headaches of all the stuff I had to organise and us all being sick, I just didn’t want to do a thing.

Hopefully things will get back to some kind of normal soon.

With a couple more trips to Athens mixed in…

ugh.

z

5 thoughts on “art from trash – sea rope basket finished

    • Any old rope will do… 🙂 Or even new rope,,, I made one over a year ago and was sure I’d posted it but I can’t find it…. I’ll have to take pics and share.

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  1. Sorry about the bath and happy to see the basket made from beach rope! I will probably not ever have that artist eye that you have. That would never occur to me. It’s lovely.

    It’s hot and humid here! But it’s expected as it’s Texas.

    I’m sick of Trump, politics in general and COVID-19. This is not how I ever thought about being my golden years! 😅

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    • Thanks Barbara. I’m always looking at things and seeing what they might be used for. If I had tons of room and not time to craft I’d be a hoarder. LOL

      Hot here too, but with the sea right there you don’t feel so bad. And I’m lucky my house gets the slightest breeze.

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