Getting Better and This Is Great!!!
Why would I ever think of stopping my blogging here, when the features offered at: www.lumberjocks.com just keep getting better all the time. Blogging is a great way to express just who you are and goes beyond the posting of that great project you have just finished, to the opening up of your human side.
As a worker of wood and artist who creates RusticWoodArt for the enjoyment of all lovers of wood, I have found that in my past, I could be cut and dry with what I created. This was usually manifested by the need to sell my work and then move on, never bothering to tell a story about the wood or the artist who created it.
If a picture can speak a thousand words and there is no one around to record or write those words, then who can hear those words? This reminds me of the question asked; ”....if a tree falls in the woods, does anyone hear it fall?” , to which I answer yes, and then maybe, but only if. Let me explain, I have been in the woods both working and just sitting when a tree breaks the silence of forest life and hits the earth on its own accord, sending a cascading scale of transcending vibrations, that are rippled over the green and mossy terra floor. This is an experience in raw power as I have went and looked upon that one who has fallen. So now I have heard, but unless I ever tell of this experience and better yet if I write with words, then who is there to share what has become real for me, myself and I? By writing in words so that others may read, I am giving freedom to the one reading those words to ‘just let’ his//her imagination go and take to flight.
Words are a key that unlocks the imagination and gives the artist the freedom to express his//her humanity so that others may hear the story written in the wood.
And so then I hear those who are saying, but I never write and now you are asking me to get personal and share a part of myself…., yes, open up and share that story that completes the story of your wood project. I have often wondered where the line begins and ends between my stories, since who is doing the creating here and who the real artist is! Am I the real artist here creating that piece of wood art or is it really the wood who is the artist creating a piece of human art in me for all creation to see and then give thanks.
And so once again I want to say thank you Martin, for all your time and effort that you have put into making www.lumberjocks.com such a great woodworking site, for all the wonderful workers of wood found here and to say welcome to the many that will yet come!
The picture I’m showing this morning is what I call a ‘fun piece’ of art and started out as two test scenarios for an epoxy putty and some finishes I was trying. Right here is a story waiting to be told as most of my ‘fun pieces’ start out as ‘test pieces’ which become works of art that I also end up selling.
”Burler On A Walkabout”
And so I went walking to see what I could see,
and the only one present was the eye of me,
eye of i and the stories i could tell,
as i walk this circle which is my space of earth.
You all have a very good day!!!
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/