Changes are afoot here at Old Rope Salvage, one of the reasons that there has been a (longer than usual) pause in proceedings here on the blog. I have recently decided to team up with The Siren (otherwise known as Lisa) and revive the Upcycling which, along with both our artistic endeavours, will form the new and strengthened backbone to Old Rope.
I am currently making some weird and wonderful things from the old and the discarded, spending my days on board Albacore sawing, sanding, drilling, waxing and polishing, whilst Lisa works on our website and all the other important things which go into a new venture. We'll be putting out updates as and when they occur and our aim is to be fully launched by the end of the summer (the lure of the beach notwithstanding ... a-hem ...)
There are a few ways you can follow us in the meantime. Here, obviously, on Twitter, Instagram, or on the very shiny and new and barely even there Facebook page. I do dare you to be the first to 'like' us!
To celebrate this exciting leap into the great unknown, we took the truck out on its first photoshoot this weekend with photographer Nick Turley. Like us, Nick is inspired by this wonderful part of Cornwall and is also a keen night photographer. He was keen to try a few location shots with the truck so we headed out into the night and waited for dark, hoping for a good night sky. It was a little misty so not as clear as we had hoped, but armed with a flask of coffee we waited until about midnight and then went for it.
Lisa and I are delighted with the result. It was almost completely dark and we were fumbling around in the long grass trying not to trip over or bump into anything, so we had no idea how the shots would turn out. The result is almost like a stage set, and loving the way the colours pop out. We had a lot of fun with it. For more info on Nick, you can find him here at Nick Turley Photography.
For more info on us ... Well ... You know where to find us ...
Tim & Lisa
We are both artists, living