February 22, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

Julie picked up a couple of dowels to use in her jewelry making and I promptly claimed what was left over and cut it into three pieces to use for wands, this is the first one....




A nice, reasonably quiet Sunday afternoon spent creating a huge mess on the couch and floor... it was my first crack at carving since the attempted removal of my thumb... which is now stitch free and scabbing over nicely.. I still suffer from a slight loss of mobility.. but I think that will return in time... It was a good feeling to get back into it, but very nerve inducing.. I kept finding myself holding my left hand in positions that placed it directly in the line of fire... creating a shudder of a flashback to the pleasant feeling of the blade slicing through my flesh.. followed by a momentary stoppage to regain composure... Yet... it was exactly the mind clearing, stress reducing creative process that I needed..

And no.. I wasn't wearing the protective glove... for small detail work, it makes it impossible to grip the piece..

6 comments:

The Angry Georgian said...

I'm sure those would be a hit in the LARP community.

C.S. Perry said...

Well...people need Magic Wands.
Especially in Mr. Obama's America.

Just me... said...

Lovely wand.. Um, if it's a magic wand, will it make things disappear? If so, just name your price and tell me where to send the check!!! :):):)
Oh, and figure out how to protect the hand.. Would rather not have to start calling you stumpy... K? :-)

Witch Hollow Primitives said...

I was going to ask you how the hand was, I am getting you a T'Shirt that says "I run with scissors" lol.

These are really nice pieces, the carving is just amazing, wonderful work!

Eve said...

Cool... any word on a "bee" walking stick. I'm glad your thumb is feeling better! It looked painful, and a little gross, lol.

Clay Perry said...

the bee walking stick is ready for carving! cleaned, sanded, and pattern drawn, should be done by the weekend, i will let you know!