I haven’t posted for over three months because I’ve just been too busy. I still am, but felt I should let my readers know I’m still here working away.
Hers’s another whale I made, it is the same shape as the whale I shared the other day HERE . This time I used a very old piece of wood 36″ long by a full 11 1/2″ wide. I call this a reverse cut out since I use the outside or background of the shape. I don’t know if that is the technical term for it, maybe I just made that up?
I quickly made two new seahorses similar to the one I shared in my last post
I live in O’Leary which is the potato capital of Prince Edward Island. It is home to the Canadian Potato Museum which has many displays and information about potato farming, a potato restaurant, and also has a giant potato outside.
Last fall at the potato museum, I bought two burlap potato sacks and used them this week to make two different framed pieces.
The first one uses some of the barn board that I used for a couple signs and blogged about here. I cut some boards to about 4″ wide and made a rabbet in the back to hold the mdf board which the burlap is wrapped around. The corners are mitred and the board really has a lot of texture to it as you can see in the close-up photo.
This wall décor is quite large at 23″ wide x 32″ tall.
You can see the second framed sack at my next blog post here
Everything I make is available for sale in my shop, or online through my blog, website, facebook pages or email:
I bought a stack of about island barn board that is about 100 years old, last fall. The person I bought it from had taken it off an old barn nearby. Some of it is 12″ wide and many pieces still have nails in them.
Here’s a sign I recently made and sold with a piece of that wood, it’s about 23″ x 9″
I made another one yesterday with the same wording and font, but of course every piece of wood is different, and this one is a big larger.
She just loves it, and I do too!
We had a wonderful real estate agent. He showed us houses all over Prince Edward Island, without hesitation. We had no idea where to buy, so we looked at a lot of different communities before we chose O’Leary.
Our agent, Omid Talebi, is of the Baha’i faith and sends out his emails with a quote at the bottom, after his name. Since he uses this regularly in correspondence, I felt the words must be significant to him, so as a thank you I made him a sign with this quote painted on it. It’s made on old barn board, the edges are painted white along with the lettering. I made it before I left Ontario.
|Unity Sign: 11 1/2″ high x 19″ long|