Looking at beauty has a medicinal effect
Every day we pass by trees but we don’t look at them. I started looking at them in a whole new way when my husband of 18 years was working on the black river in North Carolina. This is where my artistic side kicked in.
Some trees have been taken down, mostly due to storms and they have sat in the water for many years, sometimes hundreds. What they leave behind is just amazing. Driftwood is just a small example of the beauty that lays on the bank or water’s edge.
I have started going to the lakes, rivers, and ponds to look for the beauty nature has made.
Below is a piece of wood that lay in the river with water rushing over it. I cleaned it up and oiled and rubbed it to bring out its natural beauty. There is an imprint of a beavers bite mark along with bugs and organisms that have passed by this wood. These marks are what give this wood such character and beauty. Now, this is a beautiful piece of artwork ready to hang.
My husband brought me this piece of wood that resembled a sponge. It was wet and you could squeeze it like a sponge. Now after being cleaned and dried, it makes a beautiful work of art.
My husband brought me a pine knot. What a beautiful hat rack this has become. A little TLC and it’s ready for use as a hat rack and to be admired for its beauty.
I have such an amazing small collection. I can hardly wait to share it with the world. The picture below does not do any justice to the artwork, This piece of artwork is very detailed and amazing.
The excitement in Find n Beauty nature created has me ready to go hunting that next perfect piece. My husband shares in my enthusiasm, Actually he has worked with wood for many years creating walking sticks, puzzle boxes, and much more. Together we are building a business, enabling you to enjoy these beautiful works of art.
The driftwood dinosaur is the latest piece I worked on. I found this piece in a lake (in central Oklahoma) that had been drained. This is my favorite piece to date, except a walking stick my husband created.
Please understand I am, not a photographer and you can sure tell because there is a “big” difference in the artwork in person, these pics do not do any justice to the items.
Get out take time Find n Beauty everywhere in everything. We can calm our minds naturally by taking the time to enjoy all the beauty in nature, don’t forget to stop & smell the roses. The smell is very beneficial to our health. (Will do a post on that in April 2021)
We had started a business but unfortunately covid presented more issues than we could overcome at the time, We are looking forward to starting again when we can devote time and money. We have a page on Facebook, Wooddawg Creations, Stop by say hi. Would love to hear from you!
Don’t forget to sanitize your hands often! Wear a mask. Importantly give thanks to your higher power.