Summer Sales in our Etsy shops

Summerhouse Art has 2 Etsy shops and it just seemed right that we have a Summer Sale in both of them.

FoundMadeArt shop on Etsy from Summerhouseart.com

Our FoundMadeArt shop has a selection of driftwood and beach pottery jewelry, just right for summer, don’t you think?  All pieces are 20% off until Sept. 10.  This is jewelry that not only looks good on a summer day on the beach, but the driftwood and beach pottery was collected right here on the beaches around Victoria, all handmade by Will Bushell.

Sea Glass Pendant by Will Bushell, FoundMadeArt   Driftwood pendant by Will Bushell, FoundMadeArt

FoundMadePrint shop on Etsy from Summerhouseart.com

Our other and most recent shop, FoundMadePrint, is also having a Summer Sale,  30% off until Sept 10.  Here we have a nice selection of Instant Downloadable Prints of photos of the beach ( of course, where else to be in the summer),

FoundMadePrint on Etsy, from summerhouseart.com
Rock and Beach photo, Will Bushell, summerhouseart.com
FoundMadePrint on Etsy from summerhouseart.com
The Evening Choir, photo by Will Bushell

some artsy shots of classic cars, another summer fave,

FoundMadePrint on Etsy from summerhouseart.com
Jaguar Grill, photo, Will Bushell

as well as instant download prints of drawings and collage done by us, Will and Helen Bushell.

FoundMadePrint on Etsy from summerhouseart.com
Off the Grid, collage by Helen Bushell
FoundMadePrint on Etsy from summerhouseart.com
Jug, Drawing by Will Bushell
FoundMadePrint on Etsy from summerhouseart.com
After the Fact, Collage by Will Bushell

We hope you are enjoying this summer, taking some time out and enjoying yourselves.

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Bird Playgrounds

The lilac is in bloom in all its glory. The breezes carry the perfume and you have these little moments of pure joy as you lift up your face to catch that wonderful scent.

arbor sculpture
arbour sculpture

I just had to take a photo of one of Will’s found art sculptures with a background of lilac blooms to set it off.

We have a couple of arbours in our garden. One is to hold the clematis and the other in the far corner of the garden carries the grape vines. Each one of these was made with all found materials. As a finishing touch Will and I went beach combing, not exactly a hardship for us, to find the embellishments. These arbours are projects that never really finish. Will works on them as he finds time and inspiration. We have stacks of beautiful driftwood piled up ready at hand for him to create with.

A door knob on high
A door knob on high

I personally love the spirals he’s created with recycled,rusted barrel hoops. The one on the grape arbour has as it’s crowning glory an old glass doorknob. There is really something magical that happens when the sun hits that doorknob just right and it glows and sparks as the sunlight streams through.

We like to joke that these sculptures serve a much more distinctive and important purpose. They are not just art, or as I like to think of them, three dimensional drawings of curves and lines. No, these are bird playgrounds. Little sparrows and wrens love to play on them, ducking up and under and chasing each other and happily chirping. It’s a sight to see.

And I love to tell Will that he has real purpose as an artist, not just to create lovely bits of sculpture, but more importantly he has a definite role as a bird playground creator. What more could he want?

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