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Carving Time Poem

How does one carve out time

to spend with you

is it a knife against a tree trunk

or devoting an hour a week

to see you without an electronic device… 34 more words

Como’s Artistic Tradition – A Pan-European Legacy: Maestri Comacini

Como is a city of art and culture built up over centuries of tradition originating from the advanced bronze age culture of the Golasecca.  The Golasecca lived in the area known as Insubria that includes Como, its and the other Lombardy lakes and a good part of the Swiss Canton Ticino. 1,214 more words

Juniper Nana full transformation from start to finish

Yesterday I mentioned that I will be styling the tree above. I must say I did not think it through. I made the announcement in the morning not knowing what life was going to throw my way. 672 more words

Bonsai

Chipping away the stone

Michelangelo said that

He chipped away the stone that was not David

And it took him two years

Plus twenty-six years of prior existence

To accomplish this…

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Poetry

My love-hate-relationship with Old Red Sandstone

My readers might have noticed that I do post the occasional photo of stone, not necessarily always with runes carved on it. Now, one good reason for it is that I really like looking at beautiful rocks and cliffs. 448 more words

Commissioned Blue Ridge Mountains Bowl

In August 2017, Paul accepted a commission to create a very large carved bowl with images of the Blue Ridge Mountains plus family names in the design. 70 more words

Ceramics

THE BLUECOAT BOY

From January to April this year the exhibition You Are Here: The Making of Ipswich took place at the Ipswich Art Gallery, which featured all kinds of objects brought out of the Ipswich Museums stores to tell stories about the people who have lived in the town over the centuries. 768 more words

History