It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention and our new venture (my partner and I), the SHABOP SHELF, is no exception.

I was video chatting with my daughter recently, or trying to; my phone kept slipping and sliding and refused to stay balanced upon its charging lead against the bottle of brown sauce upon which I was resting it. Hearing my frustration Bop disappeared into his shed and came out ten minutes later with the first Shabop shelf. What a relief! (And no more cursing)

After some refining of the design I set to with my paint and brushes using a thin wash of paint to highlight the grain of the wood. The black and white “cog” design is originally from a small painting entitled “Life #2 (pollen)”, which I painted back in 2008 after buying an inexpensive microscope. Nothing escaped my scrutiny! What a wonderful invention.

Unashamedly, I am now going to promote The SHABOP SHELF by adding the ebay link, which is http://ebay.us/btUOzf?cmpnId=5338273189
For more choice of colours see my Etsy UK shop ShazartCreations.

P.S. The display phone is wooden!