I love wood
Sometimes a piece of wood seems ugly at first
mushy from being in the ocean forever
tortured by wind and waves.
I liked the look of this old chunk of cedar
I just knew it would be beautiful inside.
Many many eager sandings later
this intriguing pattern emerged!
Here's a clay figure I made decades ago ~
I affixed her to a piece of ancient barnsiding
decorated her with an old Indian necklace,
then added this rugged bark with a mysterious hole in it!
Some of my favorite stones
lie cushioned in green sand
in an old wooden game board
on the window sill in my studio.
I lovingly sanded the chunk of cedar, below,
and use it as a table centerpiece.
Today it's displaying lovely patterned stones
from our nearby beach
Even when old, wrinkled, and rough,
Nature's gifts are usually perfect
just the way they are
without any sanding, polishing or repurposing.
But I love to discover the hidden beauty too!
I think there's a message here!