Custom woodworking and art
Had to do some maintenance to the house this weekend and was left with very little time to play around in the shop. So today I did a quick freehand plaque carving of an eagle from a Pacific Northwest perspective. The wood is western red cedar and after carving it I flamed it with a blow torch to give it some depth and age for more of a tribal look. The eye of the eagle is inset with some mother of pearl from shells that I collected off the beaches of Big Sur ,California.
I found a place for one of the previous fish carvings, on top of my fly tying cabinet.
In this never-ending summer we are having in Texas as the sweat pours down my face I think of the Pacific and it cools my mind if only for a moment I am transported and the beauty of it sends shivers up my back………….Tohner
|“It is good for man
To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish,
not to go down the dinosaur’s way
Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him
To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten
thousand years than the beaks of eagles.”
|Robinson Jeffers quote|