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I haven't had time for much writing or even reading. Instead I've been getting to know a new partner and making wooden things.

A bench - the first of three, commissioned for the Artisan Square on market days. I'll be making the next two over the coming weeks.

My market stall lurks in the backround. You can see my mother on a stepladder.

A tray I made for a friend. The design is carved out of the background with a Dremel, and filled with black woodfiller, then sanded smooth. The colours are layers of varnish stain.

I make several of these a week.

And several trillion of these...

In March people begin to think about their gardens, so it is often our best month (after August, of course, height of tourist season.) I'm working hard just to keep on top of the stock we sell weekly. When things slow down as they inevitably do in May, I'll think about having me a wee break. :)


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Mar. 19th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Lovely things!

And a new partner! What's your secret?!
Mar. 19th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hmm, secret? Internet dating. I only met one person through the site (which wasn't so much for dating as... other things.) I chatted with a few folk, but he was persistent and didn't live too far away. We met up and things worked out so far. :)
Mar. 19th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
That bench is gorgeous!
Mar. 19th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I hope it all works out :). I simply adore the planter with the hand, that is terrific! the bench is cool, too :) I had no idea you were artistic as well.
Mar. 20th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
That tray is gorgeous!!!! Luffs it.
Mar. 30th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
I love the tray. Is that a special kind of bird? Or just a stylized bird? Ditto the hand planter. You're talented. I should have known. Best of luck in all endeavors.

Mar. 30th, 2012 07:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, D. :)

The bird is a hoopoe - there are a lot around here. They are quite dramatic, but not quite as much as I've drawn. Apparently they have very smelly nests!

Hope you are well. D
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