This was originally published in 2015 under my Baldur Studios Musings & Missives Blog...
I have been working diligently in my photography "studio" the last week or so. I've been on a mission to capture some of my inventory of handmade turned wood to share and add to the Store @ Baldur Studios.
And, it's truly only a start.
He creates, just because he loves it.
The tools - oh, so very cool.
The wood - what to do with all those random pieces of mystery found-wood? It's often hard to recall where some of it even came from.
Being in the shop. The smell of the wood shavings. The feel of the shapes in his hand. The process of creating something elegant out of a chunk of wood.
These wood pieces are all lovely, organic forms that make a fabulous vignette on a shelf or a coffee table.
But better still, most are tremendously useful. And, I love that kind of art. Something beautiful that also has a purpose in life.
Surround yourself with hand-made beauty. 100% handmade with love by a talented and dedicated artist, my Dad, who just turned 80 years old in August 2017 and is still tinkering in his wood shop in Vancouver, Washington. Which I know is not in Arizona... but he's Dad. And this is the first time his work has ever been shown or shared. Enjoy!