Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I got an email the other day. EW had picked up a copy of the magazine I had the penguin ornament published in. She's a sewer, and last Christmas gave all hand made gifts. She sent me a picture of the Penguin she made using my scroll saw pattern! I think her's is cuter than mine! lol

Monday, June 15, 2009

Here's another version of Tweedle Dumb. The difference? This one was done using the intarsia method.

What's intarsia? Rather than using one type of wood and cutting the pieces out like a puzzle, Intarsia uses different types of wood, and each segment is cut independant of the other pieces. The grain direction is different for each segment. And in this case, no colors, dyes, paints were used. What you are seeing is the natural colors of the different woods.
I used leapord wood, satinwood, purple heart, blood wood, aspen (the green wings!) maple, walnut, oak, and a couple other exotic woods that I don't know the name of.
So - which do you prefer and why?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wow - it's been quite a while since I've posted! Life seemed to get too busy there with the end of school and all the kids activities! So - what's been happening??

I got the birds finished... and did an intarsia version of Tweedle Dumb. (Tweedle Dee is on my list of things to do) I'll post the intarsia tomorrow. In the mean time - here's the segmentation versions...

Schools over - My oldest Daughter graduated! Top in her class too!! Whoo Hoo!!! We also got prints made of her watercolor pictures and they are now at a Gallery in Traverse City! High School Senior and in a gallery - does she realize her talent yet?? :)

Now that the kids are out of school I should be able to post more often - thanks for sticking around!