Inspired, passion-driven and loving my NEW studio – can I just say that work has been simply JUICEY since beginning a NEW series of my own sculptural “Reliquaries.”  Before I put the final touches on the 1stsculpture in the new series (see posts below) I went shopping for NEW logs.

Shopping for logs on my way to the Livingston Art Walk

I really wanted the forest fire burned Doug Fir log in the photo above but it was too wide for the sawmill. Most of my wood is from forest fires.  I use standing dead trees – for both moral and technical reasons.

I LOVE root flare - but in order to use it in a sculpture I must give up a lot of girth due to sawmill size limitations

Two beautiful trees were selected and plans to saw them made.  Then I took Matt Ridgeway (the sawmill owner) out for a BIG margarita before skipping off to support other artists at the monthly Livingston Art Walk.