Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pond Friend

Pond Friend
Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
Everyone has been asking me to make a Dragonfly. So here is my rendition. The green coloured wood is Poplar and will darken with time. The wings are made of Figured Maple, so have beautiful markings. The Dragonfly's eyes are made of Ebony.
Hope you enjoy. 
It is approximately 8" wide by 22" high.  Other species of wood used are Redheart, Walnut and Cherry.

Visit my website to see more new items.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Travels

I have finished three pieces for our 'Summer Travels' exhibit in the Port Moody Arts Centre's Plum Gallery.
"Summer Freedom" has over 70 pieces of Western Red Cedar, Walnut, Redheart, Pine, Yellowheart and Alder.  It can stand on a table or hang on a wall.

"Picnic Place" reminds us of those wonderful picnics by the lighthouse, it is made out of 50 pieces of Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Ziricote, REdheart, Alder, Spalted Birch and Baltic Birch.  It is 19.5" tall by 15.5" wide. 

carefree summer
Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
"Carefree Summer" is made out of 40 pieces of Western Red Cedar, Ziricote, Redhart, Denim Pine, Yellowheart, Alder, Walnut and Baltic Birch.  It is 19" tall by 13.5" wide.

These and many more of my pieces can be seen on my website at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Travels

The Blackberry Gift Shop will be extending their display into the Plum Gallery of the Port Moody Arts Centre in July. The theme is Summer Travels. All items are new to the shop. I am presently working on a new piece for that exhibit and sale. Will post pictures of it when I get it finished. There will also be more .... I am planning on 2 or 3 new pieces by July.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

British Columbia Dogwood

dogwood 2
Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
Here's a picture of our beautiful wild BC Dogwood tree in our backyard. You can tell that Spring is here when the beatiful blossoms suddenly appear, I just wish they would linger longer!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
Celebrate Earth Day, go for a walk, enjoy your surroundings and pick up any litter you see on the way.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Psssssss...

Don't get in the way!!

Originally uploaded by cruisin couple

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Inspiration

king penguin
Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
We took an Antarctic cruise which was one of the most wonderful cruises we have taken. One of the stops was in the Falkland Islands where we saw thousands of King Penguins like this one. This inspired me to create an intarsia penguin and his chick.

The result

Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
When we returned, this penguin found its way out of the woodpile. Go to to see which woods I used.


Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
Can't believe it was a year ago that we set out for Europe aboard the Emerald Princess.

We were so happy that we took the ship's tour to Paris. We drove down the Champs Elysees and toured the city, finishing off with lunch on a riverboat as we cruised the Seinne.

The weather was exceptional, as you can see, beautiful blue skies, just perfect for touring and great memories.