Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This pen was turned using a fence post from the early 1900's
It is Western Red Cedar


Sunday, April 23, 2017

After the first pen I said I would never make a pen from anything but wood. Watching that ugly rectangular piece of wood turn into something fantastic really hooked me. When I sit down at my lathe I never know how that pen will look. I look at the wood, watch the grain, the color, the shape, I stop and feel it. As that piece takes shape I go with the flow. So far my pens have been gifts to folks I know. One pen sits displayed as the person refuses to use it as a pen, she calls it “art”. Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form “.

Yes, we all can create art and never think of it as such.


Monday, April 10, 2017