Yesterday’s post was all about the hunt for driftwood, today is all about figuring out what to do with it now that I found it!
Of course because I needed to sit down and inspect every single piece of driftwood, it rained. Murphy’s Law. I manned up, grabbed a hat and scarf and sat out in the rain trying to find figures amongst the debris. This added an extra step to my day since I now had to bring my desired pieces of wood inside and place them by the fire to dry out, but hey, got it done!
While the wood was drying, I got out all the tools I’d need to assemble wooden sculptures.
A little hammering, a little drilling, a little sanding and from the wood came life.
There are a few pieces where the knots in the wood lined up perfectly to create eyes and other poignant details.
I’m going to add color of course.
You didn’t think I could possibly leave them natural did you?
First things first. Tomorrow I will create pedestals and posts for some of these pieces. I may even hit up another beach. I need some better “head” shapes.
…we’ll see where the day takes me!