"The Beauty of Wood Ashes" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 03-25-2008 12:14 PM 1554 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Beauty of Wood Ashes the volume of my wisdom,
and know for a certainty that i am of your texture,
texture’s of ashes as written on snow,
page’s of snow that bring forth the beauty of wood ashes

As I ruminate upon the art of finishing….and wood projects, all set to be-come abstracts of ‘wood art’, I often pause to catch a glimpse of what it means to touch the ‘soul of wood’....

....’soul of wood’,
into the heart of the matter i descended,
as one who had come from the source of all good,
wherein this ruffled texture of abstract substance,
i now understood the who-the what-the when-the why,
how abstract black hooded monks of all my past dealings,
surrounded me with their pointing fingers of wind swept remembrances,
and in their moment of ghastly smirking haste,
i said the words that broke the bond,
——”tread not upon the heart of man,
from whom the long hard days of winter snows have come”—-,
and know for a surety that in this opportunity of seeing snow,
i shall yet arise from these ashes and bring forth praise of wood

Now lets look at what snow and wood ashes can bring forth when mixed with dirt and bulbous….Hippeastrum puniceum….Easter Lily….


Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-25-2008 12:57 PM

Hi Frank,

I look at the picture of the ash pile and see only a pile of ashes. You look at it and visualize the hidden beauty that is contained within them. That is the gift that comes from being an artist. The amaryllis is gorgeous and a promise of the change that is coming to the natural reality that is imposed upon us by winter.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-25-2008 01:11 PM

Beautiful Frank!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 03-25-2008 04:45 PM

Frank, You to me are like the video of a squirrell canapult. I don’t always understand it but I cant stop reading.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 03-25-2008 05:33 PM

now that took some gray matter to find a post in that grey matter. Thanks for sharing

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 03-25-2008 05:47 PM

Thanks again Frank, just another way of showing us that no matter how dark and depressing things seem, something good comes from it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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