Putting things together, taking them apart, getting cross, getting excited, getting bored, getting ideas. There's been much movement on the work desk this week but nothing actually finished. Quality takes time, I always say.
Handmade elements - carved wood (new thing), painted bits, antique tin cut-outs
The long stick is windfall Japanese maple from the garden, I carved it to resemble antler and painted it with a wheat/leaf pattern that I've been transfixed with since high school.
Awesome woven mats found at the thrift this week, they bring instant jedi zen to any surface.
Some earthy bits I arranged on the table- I like to do this when gathering thoughts. Sticks from the garden, wonky ceramic beads, bone charm, hemp rope, heishi that are sort of bone, sort of celluloid (jury's out), and some crusty shell squares Dad found in a pot in his shed, and assumed they were mine- they are now!