”As Blown in the Wind of Ages Past”
....while out in the woods on one of my ‘walkabouts’, I decided to leave some shavings of mine, a trail of sorts in the hope that my life would not be in vain and that some day i might return and glean some insights as to what this tale of life was all about….
—-time ran past as seconds of years rolled before my eyes, sweetness of spirit came and found me as still out in the woods where some said i had lost my way in the jungle of mind entanglements and trappings that all came my way as i, the warrior of my self had fought the many dragons come to rob me of my peaceful intent….
—-sweetness of spirit came from my past, where to my future she offered a hand, “come this way my worker of wood and i will show you where the moss grows green against the base of a living tree much like yourself”, and so i followed this one who had come my way….
—-and some had said of which i now remembered, their tales said “that if the moss grows betwixt thy toes, then of a surety thou knowest that thou be dead” and so i threw their words into the air and scattered their words for those who lie….
....no more of this, and what shall be is up to me, so off i went and made my way, till finding the wood of a living sculptures delight, i gazed upon the moss that grew so green, by art-full finding i am complete, as this one warmed my blood with inner glow and set my fingers in motion to work the wood of hearts content….
—-i knew i was at moments notice, just where i was when i began, no more—-no less and satisfied, that peace was mine as found in great gain of sweetness of spirit, those shavings i left are gone by now as blown in the wind of ages past and i for one am happy blessed….
”Pine Bark Box”
I am posting this picture here as one of many yet to come, as I am planing on showing the ongoing stage of development of this box. This box is all ‘one piece’ of pine bark and is joined together by hand cut cherry treenails. You can go http://frank.wordpress.com/2007/01/08/pine-bark-box/ and follow the rest of the story over the coming days.
Please note that I have posted here in what I call ‘cartoon mode’ and at my WordPress blog as the piece looks.
Thank you and have a very good day!!!
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/