I brought home a few more things from the Gallery. I'm hopeless when it comes to working where I really like the "stuff." I barely break even! But then, do I care? Nope!
My friend who has lost much of her vision asked me to take a few of her last items into the Gallery a couple weeks ago. Her house is just up the road from me, and since she can't drive these days, I didn't mind a bit. The trouble is I decided I wanted to buy two of the pieces before I even got them to the Gallery. She commented as we put the pieces in a box that these were the last two she made before she became sick. That made them even the more special.
You might remember that she is a wood turner, meaning that she makes things using such tools as a lathe to shape bowls, vases, etc. It is amazing to me that people can start with a rough chunk of wood and end up with something as beautiful and elegant as these.
This is one of the pieces. It is a very thin vase made of ambrosia maple.
From the side, you can see how thin it is.
This one is box elder. She told me the coral color is natural in the wood. It is actually two pieces crafted to fit perfectly together. She did not just cut one piece after finishing the shaping, but crafted each separately and carefully to fit together.
From the side you can see she placed coral beads to space the two pieces apart. I am crazy about this piece.
Do you see why I say it is sad for me to think that we will likely not see any more of her work? She is really very good.
This is a painting by one of my favorite painters in the Gallery. And a favorite person, too. As you know, I have a thing for butterflies, so you know what appealed to me, don't you?
My living room is eclectic. It is mostly Southwest and Native American, but I mix it up with whatever I like. This is clearly not in either category, but I've been looking at this for some time and drooling, so I finally bought it.
I think it looks pretty good in my eclectic corner, don't you?
Smile, everyone!! It's a lovely day!