Rocks, paradox and an ammonite

Today’s crafting has been a bit of a mishmash.

I started the day by continuing a project I started for school. Small rocks with the numbers 1-20 painted on one side and spots to count on the other in order to match them up.

Then I progressed onto the smaller stones I had. I started using acrylics but discovered I have more control with sharpies. Here’s the whole collection.

I did copy a few of the ideas from here, here and here

Some of them I’ll keep and some I’ll give to a friend who is involved with an idea to hide decorated rocks in the local area for people to find.

My favourite is my second attempt at the fox,

And also this one inspired by a photo on linne’s blog. You’ll have to scroll down a fair way through her post to find the photo.

After that I got going with another paradox zentangle, this time with lots of triangles next to each other. I used a ruler for the main structure but have been drawing the other lines in freehand. It might be quicker not to turn the paper for each line, but it’s less confusing if I do, and it’s more relaxing and forces me to slow down and be careful. I’m loving watching it grow.

And finally this afternoon I finished off my ammonite crochet hook roll, pattern by dedri uys. I’m so so pleased with it 😊

Update about stones

Someone told me last night that it’s illegal to take stones from British beaches. This has worried me as I took my stones from a beach. I’ve decided to look this up but at the moment I am mainly finding lots of comments on forums saying ‘yes it’s illegal’ but with nothing to back that up. I have found that there is the 1949 Coast protection act and scanning through that I’ve found that section 18 allows the act to be applied to sections of coastline, and this would forbid the removal of anything found on the beach. But, it is really hard to find out if this is now a general rule applied across all British beaches, or if you’d need to find out about a specific beach before taking any stones. I’ve tried finding out for the area I got mine from and can’t find anything specific. I also wonder why, if this is an issue, they don’t add this rule onto signs that prohibit dogs at certain times of the year, or fires etc. Or maybe the beaches where this law is applied do have those signs?

I’d be really interested to know if anyone can shed more light on this issue, with some degree of back up.

In the meantime, I shall not be taking any more stones from any beaches I visit on holiday, and shall instead look to buy some from somewhere.

26 thoughts on “Rocks, paradox and an ammonite”

  1. I love the fox!
    The ammonite hook carrier is a nice idea. I could stand to make a brush holder for traveling with paintings, but I think I would need to do that with fabric. Aside from the fact that I don’t know how to crochet, I think a smooth material would work best for my needs. I really like the ammonite closure detail on this design though.

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    1. Thank you so much. I actually got the stones off a beach in Wales, though someone has since told me that you’re not supposed to take stones off beaches 😳. I did use sharpies for these, though the bee and one of the tulips ones are done with acrylic paints. Acrylics work well but I don’t have as much control with a paintbrush especially for thin lines and small details. Looking on the Internet though there are other pens that you can use that show up much more vibrantly than sharpies.

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  2. Love all your projects. Those rocks are beautiful and I’m sure anyone who finds one will keep it as a treasure. The ammonite and the pearly button really finishes off your crotchet hook roll and your drawing will make a wonderful artwork.

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  3. I love how you spread your talents across a wide spectrum 😍 Everything looks fabulous! I love all the rocks, and hiding them in the community is a great idea! πŸ˜ƒ
    I found one last year along a walking trail ( it said β€˜Take a hike’ πŸ˜…) and it made my day!

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  4. I don’t know where to start! You have been very busy this week πŸ˜ƒ Your painted stones are very cute and I love your fox picture. The zentangle is looking very cool and I adore your ammonite crochet hook case. Crochet looks like so much fun.

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 I’m back at work now so productivity levels on the crafting front may well decrease! I’ll be able to stop hogging the blogging world with daily posts!! There’s no crafting tonight. .. Just reading and early to bed 😴

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  5. I love the foxes (both of them) and that zen tangle is great too! Normally it’s not forbidden to get anything off the beach if you’re not in a marine reserve. And if it is, there should be local signs. That’s how it is in Australia anyway but I’m not sure about the UK. I would love to know though so if you find information on that I’m definitely interested to hear about it.

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