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The Lady of Shalott

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:25 AM




The latest WellSnazzie collaboration is inspired by the Alfred Lord
Tennyson poem  The Lady of Shalott. (Particularly 1842 Version Part IV)

aldwarke made an absolutely stunning frame from American white
oak and the beautiful red meranti wood. The inner background is made
of Baltic pine which is ideal for wood burning.  The shape of the frame is
wonderful and partially inspired by Kit Williams, with some uniqueness
thrown in.
Lady of Shalott - Original Frame by snazzie-designzThe Lady of Shalott Woodburning Collaboration by snazzie-designz
When I got the frame my initial thoughts were Wow! It's so beautiful...
please don't let me mess it up! :) I'm very grateful for Aldwarke's blind
faith in my abilities because it allowed me to push the boundaries both
figuratively, and literally on this project.

My second thought was that I needed to turn the frame upside down.
As soon as I saw the curve I knew I wanted to make that the edge of
the boat, and have her hair and robes flow over the edge as described
in the poem.

How to achieve that was a new challenge. Meranti would be too dark
to represent the white robes described in the poem. I decided to give
marquetry a go. Have a look at the comments on the test piece for
more details.
Test Pieces by snazzie-designz WellSnazzie Collaborations List Collaborations between :iconAldwarke: aldwarke and :iconsnazzie-designz: snazzie-designz
Rune box lid and Swan Drawer Inlay on one of aldwarke's stunning handmade boxes:

Then something much more adventurous altogether..
The Triptych:

 
More pictures here: http://snazzie-designz.deviantart.com/gallery/50567679/Pyrography-Triptych
Celtic Crosses:

The Covenant:


Click on the list on the right for a full list of WellSnazzie Collaborations.

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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The wind in the trees
  • Reading: The Covenant
  • Watching: The stars in the sky

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The Covenant

The latest WellSnazzie collaboration, and this is a big one!
             
It all began with this magical slice of pine wood, from a fallen tree
in the sacred site of Monasterboice, Ireland. After 2 years of looking
at it sitting in my kitchen waiting for just the right piece of inspiration
to do justice to this very special slice of wood, it finally hit me.
As many of you know aldwarke and I have collaborated on a
number of projects now (links below) and usually my talented
collaborator makes marvelous wooden pieces (frames, boxes etc) and I
have the great joy of decorating them with pyrography (wood burning).
This collaboration was slightly different. What many people may not
realise is that not only is aldwarke a master craftsman, but is also
a beautiful writer and has a gallery full of delightful an
The Covenant Artwork 
The artwork is all my own original design inspired by the story
(though the couple were inspired by some royalty free clip art).
 
The sun is on one side, and the moon on the other, and the leaves of
the rowan tree range from autumnal oranges and yellows to summer
and spring greens to try and encapsulate the timelessness of the story.
 
I especially like that the apple tree spirit was not purposefully drawn in
by me, but appeared of his own accord.  The text "shoot" has a little
shoot of a rowan tree growing out of it.
    
The couple in the tree is an homage to our previous Triptych
collaboration.
 
 
The symbols on the top left are the ogham symbols of

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