Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa's workshop!

Del has been a very busy 'elf' this season creating loads of toys for sale at the Delbrook Craft Fair and also the Blackberry Gift Shop in the Port Moody Arts Centre.

On the 'Meet your Maker' afternoon, December 2nd, we had a number of inquiries and one commission to make a Blue Heron, here it is in the preliminary stages.

The original Heron flew off  to Ontario about 6 years ago, then another went just last year.  This new one will be unique as it will have Denim Pine incorporated as the water.

The website has been updated to portray some of the Christmas Intarsia pieces which have been made over the past couple of years, and which still are very popular.

Don't forget to visit the Blackberry Gift Shop this Christmas season, along with Del's wonderful work, there are numerous lovely art pieces from our 25 members.  Buy locally created, unique gifts this season.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Inspiring Each Other

"Beyond Dreams" is my contribution to the exhibit at Port Moody Arts Centre, entitled "Inspiring Each Other".  This piece was inspired by the writing of Hailey Counsell from Port Moody Middle School.  Her words were "Don't be afraid to try, if you don't you will never find out what is coming next".
I used western red Cedar, mahogany, birch plywood, zircote, rosewood, denim pine, yellow cedar, pedauk, Spanish cedar, walnut, zebrawood, pine, alder and ebony to show that our dreams can become reality.  Drop by the Arts Centre to have a look at my piece as well as the rest of the exhibit.  
The exhibit is on until May 27.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Well, where have I been for so long!!

It's been a long time since I've created anything new!  That's only because my workshop was underwater .... In August we had a major flood at the house and it took 3 months to clean up and get back to normal.  I have just returned to the workshop to put things back together and sort out how much wood was left undamaged.

My first two intarsia items are small - just 9"x8" - hope you like them!
The first is a little kitten made of western red cedar, yellowheart and pine on a birch plywood background.  The kitten's eyes are made of ebony.
The second is a boy's best friend.  This little puppy is crafted from western red cedar, walnut, and yellow cedar on a birch plywood background.  Again, this little guy's eyes are ebony.