I was lucky enough to host a small birthday party for a dear person last night. What a fun night! Despite the weather we were able to have it outside. What a treat also. I just have a hard time with summer parties inside.
One benefit for me was to test my concrete fireball table. It worked great! The three citronella candles are not part of the table, they're just a bit of extra decoration for the display. It was great for setting our drinks and plates of food as well. At the end of the evening I still had flame and had to use the snuffer for it to go out.
One great thing that comes out of getting together with friends is when they are willing to share their ideas with me. It's a great sense of inspiration for me. The one idea I'm going to grab and go with is people will be able to custom order these tables. Do you have special treasures, a quote, shapes, a favorite leaf, or even a child's hand, or grandpa or grandma's hand (I love older people's hands, there so detailed and show so much of what there life has been like). I can incorporate them into the table to make it yours. What a great gift this would be! (Thanks Heather for this idea!)
I think this table is a success and I will be making more! In fact I have another one almost finished. If you are interested in more information or placing an order, please email me! If you wonder of I'll ship, the answer is yes!
The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.