I know peoples opinions on seagulls can be divided, but for me, the cry of the seagull immediately takes me soaring back to my childhood, evoking memories of sandy beaches, working harbours, with local fishermen hauling in their catch, of fish and chips on the pier and white and grey sentinels hanging in the air as the storm approaches.
Whether you see them as a scavenging nuisance, or an amazing creature adapting to an ever changing environment, I think we can all agree that the Folksy finds I have to show you are truly inspiring.
As ever, if you would like to see each items in fuller detail, please just click on the pictures to fly straight to the folksy shop where each of these seagulls nests.
I would like to start, if I may, with one of my own, that has already flown to a new home, it was my first attempt at a seagull in yarn and felt embroidery, and as I am very new to the embroidery craft, I was quite pleased that it turned out to resemble the creature I was aiming at.
Now for some fun, within a beautifully painted ACEO.
Gorgeous earrings to take the soaring spirit with you where ever you go.
Beautiful and useful too, a stunning leather case for your phone or latest music gadget.
A truly amazing print of an original painting!
And finally an ACEO from one of my favourite Folksy artists!