Moving house? It is not only hard work but also a major milestone in your life. So why not commission a sculpture or watercolour of your home to celebrate your move?
This all started when a good friend of mine was searching around for a a special gift to give to someone in the village of Itchenor, West Sussex and asked if I would create a 3D portrait of her friend's home in papier mache. I was really pleased with the result and as a consequence have created further home sculptures.
The picturesque cottage has a gorgeous anchor prominently displayed in the garden and naturally, I made this the focal point of the portrait.
To make the sculpture truly local, the portrait was built up from a base made of driftwood picked up in the local harbour
I particularly enjoyed doing this tableau sculpture of a couple's adored garden complete with rabbit and magpie. Incorporating chin in the path to form a mosaic and driftwood in the tree stump.
I have now a plan to do further home and building portraits.
Here are some beach hut sculptures made of papier mache.
Here is another lovely idea, on the left a personalised papier mache beach hut. This has a label made from driftwood. Set on an actual piece of driftwood this is a very attractive wall hung sculpture. On the right a row of beach huts set on driftwood. Commissions start at £65.00 for an A5 size artwork.
If you would like a sculpture of your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To give you an idea of other buildings that form background to tableau's include the Duomo in Florence, a hotel in England, tropical beach hut and the Manhattan skyline.
I can portray an entire street or even a village. A village pond or statue can be incorporated even if in real life it is not there. Animals, people, children, bikes -you name it- it can be incorporated, to realise a moment in time. Have you photo of an old property you loved? I can bring it back to life adding roses on the walls, a car in the drive, or any memorabilia from any moment in history or any other item you desire. I can produce the house of your dreams as a promise for the future or the home from your past to relive old memories.
If you prefer a painting to a sculpture, why not commission a watercolour from one of Driftwood Dream's artists? Lyndsay Russell will provide you with a memorable portrait of your home painted in her own unique style.
All paintings come with a personalised label such as this one. This creates a very poignant and thoughtful moment as the gift is given.
The paintings can be optionally mounted or framed.
Prices start at £95.00 with a mount and personalised message. To see further examples of watercolours, please visit the watercolour page