Two suburbanite boomers throw caution to the wind, postpone retirement, and move to a farm in Indiana. There they intend to live happily ever after.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Nature Notes: Patterns
I rescued this piece of firewood from the pile because it's just too pretty to burn.
Hubby was amused, but apprehensive. "You aren't going to start collecting chunks of wood now, are you?"
"Do you think you can do something with that?" He sounded dubious, but thoughtful.
"Dunno yet. Just don't burn it up until I think about it, OK?"
He agreed and suggested I take up wood turning on the lathe. I have actually considered it for a while now. Truly gorgeous bowls and containers can be made that way, but I find the machine too scary. When you spin a piece of wood at high speed, you risk having it fly out of the chocks and break your face. Or worse.
And anyway, I think something involving crosswise slices is more appropriate for this. The pattern is probably the result of some dread disease or infestation, but I love it.
So what do you think? Bookends, maybe? Something sculptural? Really big pendant for a necklace? Or ... ?