A little bit of gorse

My husband, Matthew, was born and bred in the Isle of Man and he thinks it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. He loves the rugged landscape and a major part of this is the gorse that gilds the landscape when it is in flower.

It was Matthew’s birthday last week, and I wanted to make him something meaningful and useful. Years ago when we were courting and I made him a clock using sand, glue and shells and stones from the Isle of Man. It’s hung in the lounges of all our homes since, but was getting a bit tired. I decided to make a clock (my newest departure with my enamelling) inspired by the gorse that he loves, though using a lot of artistic licence.

Enamelled wall clockAnd the old clock…. well, I was going to put it in the bin, but Matthew rescued it and it’s up in the attic waiting to be rediscovered one day.