Sunday, March 25, 2012

lichen gardens and prehistoric fish

I snuck a little bit of time yesterday afternoon, in between taking in a discussion about raptors at the arboretum and popcorn and movie time in the basement, to do a little work with my fingers.

The other day I had cut a little nugget of that chokecherry wood, sanded it smooth, then rubbed it with beeswax and tung oil, to be ready to become a necklace.  I did a little sewing, a lichen-inspired garden of sorts, on a small bit of wool and fit it inside the wood and strung it up on leather.

I cut this piece of wood so I could keep this little inclusion on the side.  It looks like a prehistoric fish to me, which I totally dig. (naturally)

I'll be putting this little garden in my shop on Wed. of this coming week, along with just a few other pieces I've been working on.  More to come.

Have a good and restful Sunday, everyone.


Ellen L. said...

your work is amazing. I love to see what you make.
Have a beautiful Sunday.

Jacqui Wise said...

It really does look like a fossilised fish. How amazing is that. Your little embroidery works so well with the wood.

Allisunny S. said...

o.m.g: Lisa, amazing!!


vrouw Hommel said...

Beautiful to see!!

Heather M. said...

Very pretty, Lisa. I love the little fish.

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

I have no other word

Erin said...

What an evocative piece. I bet a few of us will be waiting for when you put it in the shop!!

take care,

Margie Oomen said...

i am lichen it soooo much

Tara said...

Such an amazing little garden, Lisa. I love Margie's comment. I wish I had thought of it. :0)

Anonymous said...

It's so gorgeous I love it!

k said...

love this - such a great piece. that little detail in the wood is great too.

leFiligree said...

love that nugget of wood! and the teensy lichen crown too

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