When inspiration is needed I find no finer place than the spoons origin. Nature is full of magic and beauty. It gives us everything that we could need. It’s so easy to get caught up in the pace and gadgets of our time but when I am in mother-nature this is the place I feel … More Painting with crystals
Stacking wood is a yearly chore at our household, if one wants to stay warm during the winter months. At times I can get very sidetracked from the monotonous chore of picking up, putting down, and repeat… again and again and again. Every piece is different and wow look at that grain pattern. … More Firewood Liberation
Charley loves to find those sunbeams and then maximize tummy exposure. I was trying to get him to do some modeling with a spatula I had just finished but he clearly had other ideas. The final step in a spoons journey is to get a nice oil finish. It will help protect the wood … More Wood butter, easy to make. Good help, hard to find.
The trees in which my spoons hide in, are changing so quickly here, to vibrant oranges, reds and yellows. It’s time for the changing of the seasons again, and the preparing for the next. Mother nature does it so well with the foliage, such splendor, colorful banners waving the … More If Tools could tell stories… I would listen.
I’m not sure a spoon is ever fully completed as I feel like I could constantly forever tweak, smooth, or improve my spoons and at some point I just have to call it done and put it down. Let it move to the next stage of its life and become functional. The first few days … More Burl Spoon completed and Hard at work.
The home of this big old apple tree that had one of its large branches yield to the powers of nature is at our local diary farm. This tree actually has a lot of meaning for the farmer who grew up on the farm, played in the pastures, climbed the apple trees with the cows … More Journey of An Apple Tree
A Sunday afternoon hike through the woods looking for potential blackberry picking spots and we came upon this young maple tree with a burl completely wrapped around its trunk…. OK yes I am known to my family members as a wood hoarder, I admit it. When my husband who was at the head of our … More Burl to Ladle…. hopefully.