|Meet Mr. Lecount|
|Original Works from 1690|
I then quote from Toshio Odate, a wonderful woodworker who says, "Why would I do something in 10 minutes that I could do all day?" In other words, it is not "patience" but "passion" that drives me to work the way I do. When you are passionate about your activity, it is not "work" but a "lifestyle."
As I remember from Be Here Now, the bible of the 60's, life is a journey, you better enjoy the trip.
|Olive, Yew Wood Oysters, Marquetry|
This is where I am with Mr. Lecount. I have labored over it for over a year to get it to stand up on its own and be ready to face the world. Now that he is finished, I hope he finds a good home.
When I returned from my vacation, I finished applying the shellac finish, installed the glass and gold mounts. Then I fixed the hinges for the upper door and installed the latch which keeps the glass door closed. I rubbed out the shellac and applied a coat of Kiwi paste wax, which gave a nice patina.
It seems appropriate that, as a parent giving birth, the belly button would be the last thing to do, since cutting the umbilical cord is the actual last act of separating the child from the parent.
Now all I need to deal with is the postpartum depression.
|Blue Birds of Happiness|