Thursday, August 26, 2010


In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.

-Alice Walker-(Wood Texture Photo above courtesy of Free Background Wallpaper)

This past Friday my friend, Pam, came over for a craft day. As she was leaving I walked outside with her and we stood talking. I looked down and saw this wonderful piece of wood. Wood you look at this, a perfect bird shape!I love the grungy back side too!I so have plans to use this in a future art piece. I want to make a cast of it first as I have a couple of ideas for its use.

Sunday afternoon I was walking down to the barn when I saw this...A perfect swans head! With a little sanding and paint I feel another theater character coming on, sort of in the fashion of the stone headed Shakespearean Raven I made last year...I see the swan as more of a storybook type character, wings splayed, like a marionette. Now do you see why I have such a hard time getting all my projects done? There are always so many ideas cropping up from so many places.

I wood hope that when I get to these that they come out as I envision and not quite as scary as this poor little guy did...I think it quite amazing that nature grew these shapes.

Can you also tell that I am scraping the bottom of the post barrel for subject matter? I mean really, how low can you go when you start taking photos of sticks from your yard? On that note I think I'll go and see if I can find something that wood be a bit more interesting to share with you next time. I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful day!

Miss Sandy


MosaicMagpie said...

I enjoyed the photos and glad you went around your yard taking them.

RuffHaven said...

this was plenty interesting. Living in the woods I see so many patterns in the bark of the trees.
And is that a turtle shell in the last photo? So beautiful!

Celestial Charms said...

Sometimes the little things in life make the most impact. I enjoyed your sharing these objects of nature. Looking forward to seeing what becomes of them in their future artistic creation. Have a lovely weekend.

Vee said...

No! These are not bottom of the barrel scrapings, these are a creative mind at work! I love that swan's head!

myletterstoemily said...

i think it is a sign of creative heart
with eyes to see beauty.

thanks for the treat!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love that you can see things in know what I mean..I have found some "birdies" too and when I show hubby - he just looks quizzically at me and sort of smiles and says.."ah huh.."

Gotta love 'em!

sonya said...

Who "wood" have thought? ;) I love that you find treasures like that. See, there really is art in nature.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Thespa McLaughlin said...

How neat! I love finding useful art items in nature. Great eye!

lailani said...

I love it! THAT, is not scraping for a post, that is SEEING what is so wonderfully placed around you! That tickled me - perfect!

E. Charlotte said...

Your Shakespearean Raven is marvelous! Oh you are just too clever! :)

Anonymous said...

It WAS interesting, Sandy! There is so much beauty in those ordinary things!
Happy exploring and finding, my friend!
Hugs, Diane

Michelle Palmer said...

LOVE these photographs and the FANTASTIC post about your journey to the farm :)
You're a gem~
Hope you have a wonderful week!

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