During the height of lockdown, we asked you and your kids to get creative as part of our Forces Voices competition, here are some of the amazing adult entries from the arts and crafts category and the stories behind them. Click here if you want to see more.
Tessa Snowdon: Peacock
"It's a stained glass peacock that I decided to make because I'd bought the glass and thought the jade and purple colours would lend themselves to a peacock.
"They are beautiful birds."
Peter Shepherd: Corridor Art Attack
"During lockdown, to entertain ourselves, we decorated the living accommodation at MPC Falklands.
"Making a plain corridor a bit more pleasing on the eye, from paintwork picture frames and objects to collages, representing Navy, RAF, Army.
"We also tailored artwork to the individual's rooms next to the paintwork. Eg. the Dentist (myself)."
Victoria Cattanach: Pink Desk of Dreams
"Having lived in married quarters all our married and children’s lives, we are always really keen to put our own stamp on them and create a home, I also love up-cycling items that would ordinarily end up in a skip.
"We got this old unit for free on Gumtree and I decided to make it my project and breathe some new life into it.
"Married quarters can often feel quite temporary and fluid but I love that I now have a piece of furniture that has been a constant in someone else’s home and now ours."
Matthew Allison: Petrified Woods
"I have used my lockdown time to develop my modelling skills.
"Inspired by a love of table-top gaming and the associated lore, I have used a mixture of crafting materials and natural materials to create a realistic backdrop for our next adventure.
"Dark, damp caves and petrified trees, scattered human bones, feculent fungi and a putrid green pool that may, or may not, hide a secret ..."
You can view more of these lockdown creative masterpieces here.