I have a bug up my butt for building lamps similar to the recent one,
and took the time yesterday evening to scout around the woods
looking for potential lamp bodies.
I found several pieces that will be great, I'll post pictures in a few
days. Duty calls for right now though and I'm off to VA for a
I've always had a similar bug and recent posts, including the idea of
rustic shops and driftwood, has been my focus, lately.
The city of Lafayette recently purchased the local university's 100
acre horse farm and will be making a city park of it. The local
Master Gardeners will participate in the landscaping, etc., of the new
park, and will have a fund raiser toward this effort: http://www.plantfest.org /
The theme of PlantFest will be Garden and Nature related.
I donated some plants, bulbs and a few pieces of garden decor and they
ask if I would display other pieces I've made, found (driftwood and
the like), etc. For the past 2 weeks, I've been gathering and
prepping an assortment of what I have, to show.
The internet gardening chat room, I visit, wants to see pics, of my
items, and a photo portfolio in the works, also.
On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:20:19 -0700 (PDT), Sonny wrote:
All exposure is good, post the portfolio where we can oh and ah
at it too.
Still no pics pf my recent collected items, didn't get back in until the
wee hours this morning and these 8 hour drives are more tiring than they
used to be.
Hope Isaac has been kind to you and yours.
I see you posted your latest finds on abpw. Those should make for
If I may: Though a piece may not be right for a lamp, it may be a
candidate for a boat or bird. One of your finds has a limb knot that
is familiar to me. I have found few pine knots suitable, but have
found many more cypress knots that are suitable images of boats and
birds. For a piece that isn't right for a lamp, turn it sideways and
see if resembles something else, like these first few pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/ On your raw find, you
usually have to visualize that part of the piece is cut away, to see
the remaining image/likeness.
I use to have a fleet of really nice ships. I loan them to an
arborist friend, to display in his place of business, and he never
Isaac didn't affect us. Just a good wind and some rain, not much, and
no flooding. It was all east of us. Thanks.
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