|Project by junipercanyon||posted 07-01-2011 08:25 PM||1437 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
For mothers day this year I made my mom this juniper wall hanging with turquoise inlays. I originally was planning this to be a wood burning project with some sappy “I love you mom poem” on it, but as I sanded this piece down though, the image of a woman with flowing hair, and what I saw as a womb full of life presented itself to my imagination. My mom is a midwife, so the image of a pregnant woman touches something in her heart. She has given life to 6 children of her own, so I represented us with 6 inlayed turquoise “souls” around what I saw as the “womb”. She has also raised 7 foster kids over the last 5 years, (currently adopting 3 of them) and one step-daughter, and I chose to represent them through the 8 turquoise inlays in what I saw as her hair falling over her shoulders. This turned out to be a very special piece for both of us. I finished this with 5 coats of Minwax Tung oil wet sanded with 600grit.
-- Juniper Canyon Design