Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:20
The fairy seat is my one and only attempt at hand carving. It was a joint effort between myself and my then much younger daughter. The rest of what I now do is mainly created using power carvers and a band saw. I dabble with chainsaw carving, but the interest in that isn't really there for me. I just enjoy creating 'garden art' from nothing.
The fairy seat has inspired me to want to complete a project that could really take off and become a life long journey. At the moment it is just a dream, but I'd love to take drawings, paintings etc that are drawn by children and adults with learning disabilities, then carve these works of art into wood, in the same way that the seat has been done. In my mind i would do the carving on lots and lots of individual pieces of wood, that could then be dug into the ground to form a pathway, maze, or garden within it's own right. Sadly a project like this would require a lot of organising and even more sadly major sponsorship, as I could never afford to finance it. One way or another I'm going to do it though.
Anyway back to my own garden, I'll just start with a few pieces of what I'd like to think of as art and add to it. Starting with my most recent piece, and in reality the only thing that I have done this year. I lost a bit of motivation, but over the last few weeks, ideas have started to come back.
Sadly I can't lay claim to this idea, as I simply saw a similar piece in someones garden and went from there.
This was only planted up a couple of weeks ago, but should work out quite well.
This one is still waiting to be planted.
My wildlife area.
My very first piece.
And finally for now, an over view of part of the garden.