|Project by justoneofme||posted 05-10-2013 09:55 PM||1931 views||10 times favorited||39 comments|
Hello out there in LumberJock Land!!
It’s been a long journey with a total of 12 tutorial bloggings (if those of you who haven’t already been faithfully following along care to tap in for an interesting read!).
This (Alphonse Mocha) Art Nouveau design with some ‘artistic license’ on my part has been a fun trip back into the wonderful world of Marquetry since stepping away from this venue to play with Intarsia for several years.
The idea stemmed from a few buddies having qualms about experimenting with Marquetry … and a few others giving their expertise on the subject. So … how could I refuse to put my 2 cents worth in?!! The subject matter has everything to do with the fact that I love Art Nouveau and wine boxes … oh yes … and wine too!
I desired an ‘updated’ model to replace my old Marquetry wine box … which was made in the year 2000. I just checked the underside of it’s lid and was surprised to see it was that long ago! As quickly as that surprise came, thoughts immediately flooded in about the spin-off from my ‘Nouveau Gal’ … “Nouveau Lady” (a 2nd cut along with the original … yet to be blogged). She, when finished as a Marquetry wall hanging, will be presented to our granddaughter for her very special 13th birthday, having been born in the year 2000. Without conscious though before now, I look upon the date cut in beneath my signature (underside of this new wine box lid) ... and suddenly I’ve become aware of the wonderfully weird way in which a special thread has woven itself through my project … in this year 2013!!
Thank you all for viewing ‘My Project’. There is a standing invitation to all who visit … a glass of wine from this Marquetry wine box! And yes … I even have bottles chilling … for those who prefer California Whites!!
But for those with more ‘discerning’ taste-buds ... Merlot Anyone?!
-- Elaine in Duncan