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!
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.