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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 9:09 AM





The Covenant Pyrograph and Carving by snazzie-designz


The latest WellSnazzie collaboration, and this is a big one!

              Pine Wooden Slice - Covenant Collaboration by snazzie-designz
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 and fantastic
stories and poems. It was within this literary treasure trove that I
discovered "The Covenant". This story was so inspirational to me, that
I knew straight away that this was the perfect story to decorate this
magical piece of wood. Do yourself a favour and read it, and you too will
understand how fitting the story and the wood were to each other.

I'll be uploading lots of photos of this project including some
"Work in progress" pictures which you will find here....
snazzie-designz.deviantart.com…

Read more about the making of this piece, and the artwork, and the
original story on which this project was based :

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
The CovenantA Fable - The Covenant
The rowan tree stood between a gnarled apple and an errant hazel in what had once been an orchard. Later, left to its own devices, the orchard tried its best to revert to the wild but in time became appropriated into part of the large back garden of a small stone house.
The rowan, the mountain ash, had been planted by Alan’s grandfather and was now surrounded by a wooden seat built by Alan in his youth as a first project in woodworking.
    His granddad, then nearly at the end of his term of life had advised him, told him the about the joints and the most appropriate wood to use. Alan fifteen and full of strength expected to finish the job in a day and became irritable if things didn’t go right straightaway. Granddad advised caution.
     ‘You’ll never make a good job this way, Alan. You must address yourself to the material in a loving frame of mind. You see, this piece of wood never wanted to be a seat. It was qu


Other WellSnazzie collaborations so far, and more to come...

Runes Box top by aldwarkeJewellery Box by aldwarkeCeltic Cross Pyrograph Test Piece by snazzie-designz
W B Yeats Triptych by aldwarke

  • 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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dotty's sis: (sings) 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Christmas Carol Two 
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