The old man in the wood

My childhood friend sees things. Things that most everyone else doesn’t.  If someone would have told me that Liz would grow up and use a power saw, I would have laughed with every bit of my being.  My memories of her are of ribbons and bows, solos at the music festivals, and oddly enough, calligraphy.

Her first carving class was back in 1993.  Where she is now, is self-employed and doing what she loves, everyday!  Her art is something to be seen, and I was lucky enough to watch as she worked her magic on a piece of birch wood, and released the old man that lived inside.

Images 3 and 4 were submitted to Our 52 Lifestyle project with the theme  Free.    Anyone wanting to see more images from this group, head over here to the super talented Coleen Hodges’s website. She posts a selection of images from each week’s theme, and they are all incredible.

For more of Liz’s work, head over here




How Do I Display My photos?

First off, I have to admit I am guilty.  My crime is that I have very few of my photos on my walls.  Sure there are a couple, but it has been a number of years since I’ve added to to my collection.  The past two years, I have vowed it to be my winter project to display some more, and I’m a bit embarassed to say it hasn’t happened yet.  Why?  Probably because I don’t  know how I want to organize them, not that I  want to admit it.  Instead, I will blame it on the fact I really don’t have a lot of wall space.

While looking through Pinterest the other day, I stumbled upon some templates that help you visualize what your photos would look like, grouped together on canvas, all pretty and organized.  There are even tutorials on Pinterest on how to make your own canvas prints.  Saving yourself some money.  I forgot to pin the original post on how to make your own, but if you search you will finds lots of tutorials and examples.