Birds of a Feather

June 16, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

Okay not entirely woodwork!!  The little bird is made from hand painted light weight unbleached cotton, a wire frame that holds the shape of the body and makes the legs and feet.  The feet are then screwed onto an appropriate piece of drift wood.  

Molly

April 20, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

Molly is a cruiser beach boat and also a member of the Drifters and is on display at the North Vancouver Municipal Hall Gallery – April and May 2017.

Pirate

April 20, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

A member of a series of beach boats called the “Drifters”.  Pirate is a party boat sporting its party flags.  The cabin is pegged and glued to the hull.  Wooden pegs painted black hold the boat to its base.

Notch

April 8, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

The word notch is defined as an indentation on an edge or a surface.  The name Notch came from the indentations on the wood used for the hull.  A happy little sail boat rigged as a sloop.

Gratitude Angels

April 5, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

My Gratitude Angels are a rudimentary looking angel, painted simplistically on on rustic beach wood. Their intended purpose is to hang on a door knob or to stand on a windowsill to remind us to stop for a wee moment be grateful for where we are and what we have.

Beach People

April 4, 2017By Elizabeth AustinWood Work No Comments

The philosophy of Beach People is quite simple. They are a gentle folk who have stories to tell. They have been at sea for a long time, sometimes for years, before finding their way to a shore. They have seen the condition of the seas and shorelines. The general theme of their stories is to … Read More