Have you ever walked beside the sea or a river, and picked up interesting bits of wood and other materials? They often have great character, having been battered and shaped by the water. It can be fun to think about where the wood has come from, and how it might be used again.

Kirsty Elson enjoys beachcombing to find different objects. She also has a great sense of how the objects can be transformed into quirky and attractive artwork, which often reflects the seaside area she comes from.

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Click here to visit Kirsty’s web site

This video provides a useful summary of how Kirsty works, with some examples of her work.

Do you go looking for driftwood or other items that have been washed up on beaches or river banks? What do enjoy about this search, and what do you make with them?