Monday, September 23, 2013

Artist at work

Begin with big chunks of white pine, a chain saw, a creative eye, and a steady hand:

Make lots of noise, and leave a pile of bark and sawdust:

And produce works of art:

More pieces will follow as Rod creates these beautiful eagles for the project down in Macon where MM was mowing this summer. He will be working up at our shed until Saturday, then he has to move on to his next project.

It is fascinating watching him work. He is paid to travel all over the US to showcase his skills at various functions, festivals, etc. No, he doesn't sell his stuff to John Q. Public, since he already has enough projects to keep him busy. Not that this is my cup of tea anyway, but I do appreciate the creativity of taking a chunk of wood and turning it into something other than firewood.

Every day is a gift, Peaches. Enjoy it. I sure will. Life is chilly and good in Mayberry!

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Sandee said...

Some folks are indeed very talented. He sure is. It's not my cup of tea either, but I do appreciate his skill.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs from sunny California. :)

Barb and the Gs said...

Chain saws are askeery to me. I see fingers and hands whole arms flying. So I don't have one. But boy, he sure is talented!

It's still hawt here. bugger.

big hugs xoxo

Jean(ie) said...

Oh wow, the workmanship! I bet it would be fun to watch and see the creative wheels and cogs in action.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

artist at work for sure!

smiles, bee

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!

I appreciate too!
Art works also are necessary for our life!

Have a great week, and a big compliment for the artist!!!

Big hugs, honey!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's simlpy amazing to me to witness this kind of talent. Wow.

Joy said...

What fun to have this artist working at your shed this week!