Boats and the pages of old tattered novels I thought, why not put the two together, with a ‘wee’ bit of old linen for a sail. I have made these in different sizes so they can be hung in a group, but some have migrated to friends houses!
I sometimes like to paint the things I make turning them back to a flat image, which is a sort of back to front way of working! My ideas often emerge 3 dimensionally instead of starting with a sketch but then feel the need to return and develop into something else. The boat went well I thought with the old watch face, and the words are from an Ane Brun song which worked perfectly as a Valentines card.