Saturday, 29 March 2008

a new project

all I have been wanting to do since finishing the last carving is start another.But as usual I should really make some less time consuming things to hopefully sell in the summer,so I am making another chair with a carved back the best of both worlds,This one is a combination of oaks relatively new and very old,A very laid back chair at this stage.will try to photograph in progress although I've said that before and not got around to it ,next thing its finished.
hello to new blogfriends thanks for comments,I will answer properly soon, at the moment my son needs the computer so I'm off,
just to be regular heres a picture and a poem

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applewood lampshade

OLD

Its in the memory of birds this age
The post on which to perch to proclaim mornings glory
the spots of the past where the pickings are richest
the ancestors favourites ,the old places

Its in the roots of the trees this age
As they suck in the leaves as they fall
with some knowledge returning to earth to roots
to nature,to nurture, to be reborn

its in the stones the oldness
the mothers bones exposed less
where moss and lichens creeping hand paints steadily
and the birdsong is distant like fading memories

About Me

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deepest, devon, United Kingdom
I don't know what I am but i know what i like.poetry, art and chipping at or joining together chunks of old wood,whilst listening to some good roots reggae or dub, world/folk music or blues all balanced by some good old punk rock.

solid oak post 3.5 feet high

rescued from collapsed original part of house in the dombseday book

I started with the natural bursts as eyes and soon got two faces

East,West Forwards and Back the green man is everywhere

The darker colours are the oxidisation of the exposed bits of outer timber over the many years

this piece took two months to carve.An allowance i made to myself for the first 2 months of this year.

which way to mordor