|Project by Allison||posted 12-14-2008 07:43 AM||3858 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
Last month I made my second intarsia Heron for a girlfriend of mine in Southern Ca. She absolutely loves the bird (Heron). Awhile back I made my first one out of a piece of pine destined for our wood stove. When I saw the colors in this wood I thought this would be perfect for a “Blue Heron” I did not have a pattern but I had tons of pictures of patterns and pictures of just the bird itself, and I decided to try my hand at drawing my own. (Like the mermaid I have posted here) Because quite honestly I can not even draw a stick man and I am not kidding! Anyway I made the “Blue one” awhile back and I could have sworn I had posted it here. My girlfriend saw that one and asked me if I would make her one. Last month I did just that for her b’day on the 30th of Nov . Except this time I made it out of mostly hardwoods I had laying around. There is Walnut, Black Walnut, Maple, Red Maple, Oak some poplar along with Cedar and Redwood. Of course it would not be my work without a few pieces of “mystery wood” in it. I was running out of time trying to get it to her before the 30th of November, and when I sent it I could NOT believe I had not got a picture of it to post here. 2 days after I mailed it, I had found a ride from a very dear friend of mine that just so happened to be going just a few miles from where my girlfriend, along with 3 of my son’s and my father lives. So I just got back from there where I had an awesome mini reunion with my family, I was there for my grandsons 2nd birthday party along with my sons 25th birthday. Sooo when I went to my friends house I was able to take a picture of the new Heron then so that I could post it here.
I also want to add that as soon as I took these pictures I realized the backer board was hanging out of the edges of his face and beak and it was corrected right on the spot. LOL!!! So much for rushing.
The one in the plant is still in the plant in my home, the other two pictures are of the one I made my girlfriend.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!