Thursday, June 25, 2009

balancing rocks sculpture

Now if you haven't seen this in person it will be hard to describe.
This rod has two rocks balancing on a pointed piece of iron!
This spins around!!
we have this available here at the Scottish Lion and Friends!
It is driven into the ground and makes a wonderful piece in the garden or near a doorway.Amaze your visitors with this unusual piece.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Love Boat

Love Sailing! Here is the "Love Boat" sculpture . Andy, the Scottish Lion was working in stone this past week and came up with this heart shaped stone and a boat carved out of stone granite then he hammered out some sails out of an old copper water tank and added steel rings .
It is set on a granite pedestal.
"Love Boat" cool .
It didn't last long in our yard before a customer came and bought it for her yard over looking the ocean. Beautiful!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Give me Liberty!

The spinning wheel is the symbol for "freedom" back in the colonial era. Young "spinnster" women would hold spinning bees . Once on the Boston Common 300 women showed their patroitism for our new country by spinning flax into linen thread so weavers could produce enough cloth for our own use instead of having to import it from England. We didn't want to pay the high tariffs that England was charging.
Daughters of Liberty were women that wanted to produce their own cloth.
Young brides showed their love for their country by wearing a linen wedding dress .
You see flax was easy to grow in the America. You could sow the seed in the spring and gather the flax plant in the fall plus it added nitrogen to the newly cleared soil.
After processing it then you could spin the fiber into a strong thread .
In the colonial era woven cloth was more valuable than land.
Village Weaver gets her designs inspired from that era .

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yesturday's news !

Jean Colquhoun depicts a clipper ship, barque or schooner in her folk art paintings of real situations in the news paper clipping below her work. I even have a painting with General George Washington on his horse and the clipping is telling of the General's death in 1789. Well framed and documented this is a treasure.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spoon wind chime by Silver Spoon

I have another spoon use for you! This person takes old silver spoons and creates a cheerful sounding wind chime. Fishbones and fish heads.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wooden spoons for cooking

These are the best wooden spoons. Stirring,ice cream paddle,spreader and tasting David Pollock of Maggie's Farm has just the spoon for you!
he carves them out of maple,rosewood,apple wood and a whole lot of other woods.
I am a big wooden spoon user and these are the ones I reach for everytime I cook or bake.