I Am A Thief
When I was working on this project I remembered one book that I’ve heard of – Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. ( I’ve haven’t read it, but it’s on my wishlist together with Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by the same author. By the way, you can find a brilliant review of the latter on Sarah’s blog). In a minute you’ll find out what made me think of it. Lets get back to that project, that I’ve just mentioned.
I like quite a lot of things that remind me of the coast. I collect little pieces of glass and interesting pebbles, I love beach combing and the smell of drying seaweed, so anything that would remind me of the beaches gets a warm welcome in our house. A few years ago I saw wonderful sculptures made of driftwood and ever since was planning to make at least one of my own.
Anyway, here’s my theft – a driftwood lighthouse.
I admit that the idea wasn’t original. I stole it! Gets even better – I’m going to tell you where I got it from.
If you’re an avid art/crafts blog reader you might have heard of a lady called Kirsten Elson. She’s a wonderful designer/artist. I love her blog called Sixty One A, as she has showed there lots of her beautiful creations. Her lighthouses and little houses are much prettier than mine, but what do you expect – she’s a true expert! She hasn’t updated her blog for a while, but make sure you look at the older posts illustrated with heaps of beautiful photographs.
And here’s what my lighthouse looks up-close.
I’m not sure if I stole like an artist, but I’m happy with my personal piece of coast.