#322 Walnut Salad Utensil Set
Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
"Daisy, Daisy/Give me your answer do/I'm half crazy/all for the love of you". So the lyrics of the 1892 Harry Darce song go. We were so in love with the way this lady turned out that we also named her “Daisy”, which also happens to be the nickname of my Grandmother.
Our “Daisy” was born in 2010 right here in
. She has a genealogy of different trees. Her body is Birds Eye Maple that was first turned and then flipped inside out. The bottom half of her body is slightly dyed a soft green. The upper part of her torso has four hand carved Cocobolo buttons. Her head is a smooth, rich Cocobolo also. The hat that sits askew on her head is hand carved Yellow Heart. From any angle she is pure pleasure to look at, like the Mona Lisa, simply art. I have posted in the Studio Gallery a side view of her. Virginia
Daisy would make a most memorable Mother’s Day gift but keep in mind like your Mother there is only one Daisy. Until next time, create your day.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I can not think of a better time then the onset of Easter to introduce to you the two crosses that Steve has designed. People at market had asked him if he ever had carved a cross. It took some time but he had finished two of them a couple of weeks ago. I found it quite calming when I took the photos of them both and can envision you holding either one in the palm of your hand as you study scriptures year round.
This second cross is again hand carved except this time from a piece of Oak. There is strength and hardness in the Oak tree which does make it a challenge to carve. While this design is a little chunkier in body and feel it would still be fine to hold during your scripture readings or meditation.
#284 Bloodwood Cross
#291 Humble Oak Cross
Until next time may your week be serene and full of joy.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Hand crafted by the artist!
Pretty powerful statement when it is read aloud. No employee to help along with the formation of art. Choose the wood, dream the piece, lift the wood, choose the tool, turn or carve the piece, finish, sand (several times) and finally present the piece. Yes, truly some pieces take longer than others due to size, shape and character of wood. Wet wood, dry wood; days into months finally finished into that truly one-of-a-kind piece. Sure from time to time there may be another one that is similar but due to the nature of trees being unique unto themselves nothing that Steve makes will ever be duplicated exactly the same. How awesome would that be if you were able to own something that no one else will ever have. Something even as simple as a wooden spoon or bowl will take on a whole new meaning when you gift it to yourself or someone else.
|#209 Maple Burl Noggin|
Friday, April 1, 2011
#306 Catalpa Leaf Bowl
So where is this bowl today? How about in a place full of exciting discoveries and surprises? It was first introduced at the Farmers Market last Saturday and then it went to OASIS Art Gallery in downtown Harrisonburg, VA where it will be part of April’s group show “The Secret Garden” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, until it may find its way into someone else’s homey garden. How about yours? Until next week may all your secrets bloom forth in your garden of leaves.