Warrior 1860 and makings
Warrior was one of the last battle ships to carry a figurehead. The original was made in Portsmouth and cost £60. It was lost when she accidentally collided with HMS Royal Oak in 1868. It was claimed as a prize by the midshipmen on HMS Royal Oak’s quarterdeck.
HMS Warrior was one of the 1st armour plated iron hulled battle ships, built in 1860. She was part of the arms race at that time between the French and British.
But lets get out of the rain and go below decks.
Pick a weapon… any weapon.
or a sword perhaps?
The Commander’s Room.
The Officer’s Dining Room.
The Commander’s Cabin.
The men dined between the guns .
Didn’t I see this in Pirates of the Caribbean when they were raising and lowering the anchor?
Oooo who ever did those pans can do my brass any time!
Sickbay in an isolated part of the boat.
This was my fav room.
And not just because of the potion bottles in a gorgeous wall unit.
Be still my beating heart.
The Brig- (the naughty corner).
Discipline was all important on board a ship at sea for months on end.
These were very small with a high porthole, and far from the work areas.
Repairs to sails, linens and uniforms could be carried out using the latest technology on board.
Boy’s Bathroom- much narrower bath tubs.
The hierarchy was much enforced throughout the ship.
Kit bags neatly stacked.
I thought of a quilt layout.
I will show you the final pictures next time.
I had a dream all about how I had neglected my creative spirit and that things would be wonderful once I was with it again. It was hugely inspiring. I had a bash at drawing a couple of the major scenes from it. It isn’t something I usually do, but I wanted to have a reminder of the dream in the craft room, for those days when nothing is going right and my sewing machine is having a hissy fit at me. Do any of you have something which inspires you on bad days? Anyway here they are.
“Embracing a Neglected Creative Spirit”
“Being Embraced by a Creative Spirit”
It hasn’t all been playing with paper and doing assignments.
I borrowed some time to piece a backing for the Atlantic Link quilt.
I had a play with beads- this one was seaside themed with a mother of pearl disc and hearts.
I simply had to make a necklace (earrings to follow) out of these goldstone beads as they reminded me of coffee beans.
I love coffee but I try to make time each afternoon for a cup of tea and sit down.
Lastly, this Art Deco inspired necklace and earrings. It reminded me of making daisy chains.
I actually saw daisies out this week on a dog walk, but the last couple of days have returned to Winter with sea fog cloaking the sky.
Just when I thought Spring had arrived with 2 days in a row of blue skies and warmth. I even had a walk in my sandals.
Back to thick socks again. Mmmm do you think I have time to make a pair of socks before Spring arrives properly?
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