Cafe, snowdrops and crocuses

Woods and walks

Working with wood can do strange things with your mind. You reject merely looking at pictures of wood because the substitute can’t come close to the real thing. There is no sap, no hard annual ring, texture is missing and of course there is no smell. That’s also true of films. On the other hand there are no allergies and no splinters, no stresses and strainings.






I took my usual walk into the woods for an hour, to renew my mind and my energy levels and these images convey aspects of my walk.

The crocus colour seems different than I saw in the woods, but this is closer than I can draw or paint. In the woodshop, life somehow becomes as real as my walk. I work hard there yet find my greatest rest.

Closing business in a working lunch break at the Teras Restaurant developed progress before my departure for the USA on Monday.




A week away

For those of you in the USA – just a reminder – I will be at The Woodworking Shows to teach Masterclasses in Somerset, NJ, Garden State Exhibit Center Exhibit Hall 50 Atrium Dr. Somerset, NJ 08873Show Times: Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4. The following weekend, March 2-4, I will be repeating the same Masterclasses at the same scheduled times in Fredericksburg, VA. I hope to see many of you there at the show.