"Aglow"

"Aglow"

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Of Stone urn making, blanket sewing, painting & more...




I have been working on a most heart-breaking commission to make a stone urn for a family that lost their baby.  The family sketch will be engraved on to the side once the urn is complete.  The stone is dolomite from Haliburton, a hard local marble.  You can see some of my tools - grinders, chisels and mallet, and diamond hand rasps.  I light a candle often while I am in the shop working on this piece and think of the little spirit while walking my labyrinth.  I was working on the urn during the day and during the evenings making a blanket for my newest nephew Matthew with fun fabrics:

 I spent weekends cleaning out my old room & found the stone ring I had made and lost in my messy room, happy to have it back!  I took old nature art that I had made long ago and had been on the walls for too long and I put them in the compost pile, this was strangely therapeutic to purge this way...

 Back in November I had painted these birds (goldfinch, hawk, white-crowned sparrow) for the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Mystery Art Sale Who Art Thou?  Hope they found good homes.
I cannot believe it is already February, but I still get inspired by the snow in the woods.  I wrote a song yesterday and put it on soundcloud   ... have a great Year of the Snake everyone!

"Rebirth"

"Rebirth"