I shared in the past about the butternut I harvested from an old stump while on a walk in Hyattsville.
I made several unique pieces from the wood, several of which were sold at the Artisans Store at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Imagine my disappointment to discover on a subsequent visit that the stump had been removed and my supply of this unique wood was suddenly gone.
Then, while reorganizing my shop, I was thrilled to discover that I still had a few pieces left!
One evening this past week, I sat down and without any particular plan in mind, I began to put several of the butternut strips together, letting the wood form into what it would.
The end result was a rather strange contraption. Is it simply art, I wondered? Or does it have a purpose as well? Hmm. Such questions are the normal landscape of the creative artisan.
I left the piece on the dining room table to see if an idea as to its use would come to me. Periodically, I would turn it this way and that ….
And suddenly, this morning …
It became a holder for my business postcards!
So I will finish it up with inlay on the bottom, sand it, and poly …
And it will finally have a unique function for its rather strange form.
(Unless of course, you have a better idea!)