Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Managed to get the whole day in the shed and the chair is now pretty much together and solid.I am really pleased with it so far,a couple of things worked out better than I could have hoped for and it is very comfortable.Tomorrow I will endevour to make some decisions as to how to finish this piece.Back height,with or without cross back rest and style of carving on back if any will all have to be thought through.I love the just standing looking parts of the project the figuring out where to go next with it.More often than not the wood tends to lead me towards its own outcome,a pattern of grain leading me one way or another,natural angles and shapes suggesting where to go,I just go with the flow.
I am glad I managed to take some photos today so you will see the difference in colour and everything between now and the eventually finished thing.

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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