Love Lighthouses

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I love lighthouses and have many displayed in the house.

lighthouses at craftygarygardener.ca

The framed prints are from photos I have taken.

the lighthouse collection at craftygardener.ca

There are birdhouse lighthouses (only decorative), a lighthouse collection in the bathroom along with shells and small rocks, a lovely wooden lighthouse with rocks collected from our travels.

During the stay home time in January I painted a few lighthouse rocks. A new set of paint pens means I’m able to do much more fine detail and this means I can use a lot of the smaller rocks I got from various outings.

the lighthouse rocks at craftygardener.ca

The smaller lighthouse rock is just about 5 cm. high and about 2.3 cm wide. I’ll be doing more so I have some for the garden, some to display and some to leave as drop rocks on outings for others to find.

my lighthouse doodle at craftygardener.ca

The rock lighthouse was loosely based on the zentangle drawing of a lighthouse I did last February.

painting rocks at craftygrdener.ca

The lighthouse rocks were fun to create so I also did small versions of the minions, ladybugs, and bees. These will be hidden when we start going for our daycations once again.

Fishguard Lighthouse on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Visiting the Fisguard Lighthouse in Victoria has to be one of my favourite times. This setting has been used in a couple of the mystery movies that we love to watch. It is always great to say I’ve been there when a scene flashes up on the screen. Wonderful reminders of fabulous trips which we will be hopefully be able to take again soon.

decoupaged shells at craftygardener.ca

I decoupaged a big shell found at the Esquimalt Lagoon in BC with a photo from a magazine. Does it remind you of the Fisguard Lighthouse?

a lighthouse made with seaglass at craftygardener.ca

Edit: I added this photo of the lighthouse made with seaglass collected from the beach in Sidney, BC, flat gems, and a cutting board.

We love looking through ( if possible) and photographing lighthouses.

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6 Responses

  1. Linda

    I love lighthouses too and like to learn their history, I love your collection and your painted lighthouse rocks are fabulous, what a great idea to decoupage a shell it’s lovely. Have a good weekend. 😊

  2. Myrtle

    I have enjoyed seeing all your lighthouses all made of different material, including the rocks and the shell. I love seeing pictures of lighthouses. All the years I grew up and in Nova Scotia, I had not made it to Peggy’s Cove until after I moved to Ontario. It is beautiful, the food is good at the restaurant and gift shop.

  3. shaheen

    I have always wanted to get into painting pebbles. I have a few dotted aroudn the house picked up from various craft events. I had thought i would have picked up this new hobby in lockdown with time on my hands, but truth is i haven’t really had much time on my hands, but still i want to have a go. So it could still happen, but i am in great admiration of all yours, that I am going to hang about on your blog and admire. Do you have any advice for a beginner and where to start ie a kit on-line as visits to craft shops are not permitted right now.

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