Sorry it's been a bit quiet here haven't been feeling particularly inspired of late however (touch wood) I'm finding the love of all things wood related again. I'm not sure if it's the sunshine finally showing it's pretty little face, my little carving project or turning my hand to some turning that's done it but I feel a whole lot more excited about the prospect of the workshop.
There is something immensely satisfying and relaxing about carving it requires patience, fine tuning and precision. I also like the history behind it, for years and across the world people have sat and whittled and carved and created beautiful, highly intricate things from stone, wood, shell and bone. I am always awed when I see the beautiful work done by indigenous communities in far flung corners of our wonderful planet. My lovely friends Matt and Sam have introduced me to the amazing carved pieces of work done in PNG. (They are there now and I miss them terribly). I also just received the most lovely carved elephant from South Africa (thank you C and R).
I also turned an egg. Random I know but i've promised my mum for so long that I would do this. The problem? Some fear held me back, I have turned and I love doing it and if I could have my own lathe I think that this all I would do. But I hadn't touched the lathe in about a year and some stupid fear of not being able to do it stopped be getting back on the horse...so to speak. However under the patience and skilled eye of Sandy Burns I did turn a laburnum egg...maybe now I can move on to bigger things... baby steps though!
With love from little acorns xxx