Thursday, March 20, 2014

Preparation for 'Featured Artist'

Every month one member becomes the 'featured artist' at the Blakberry Gift Shop, located inside the Port Moody Arts Centre.  Del will be featured for the month of June, 2014.

In preparation he is creating at least 10 new items.  These pieces are new to him, and so will be new to all who shop at the store.  Make sure you stop by to see them!

Here's a sneak preview
Eagle with a feather - and a painted beak


Sunflower in a pot

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Comfort Birds - something new

After reading an article about Frank Foust's creation of Comfort Birds, I have started creating these wonderful little birds.
Comfort Birds are given as a token of support and an act of kindness.  When gently rubbed, the smooth birds bring comfort to those needing a tangible reminder that someone loves and cares for them.
Each bird is carved and sanded smooth from different species of wood.  These little tokens can be found at the Blackberry Gift Shop.
Top - Poplar - Oak - Plywood - Yellow Cedar - Aromatic Cedar
Bottom - Poplar - Spalted Birch - Walnut