Time is getting away awfully quick, as I am sure others will agree, but not without a photo shoot! Here are the finished lanyards previously mentioned. They are tied with artificial sinew which is like poly "roving" coated in wax. Since it is not plied and twisted it smooths together nicely and makes a rounder final cord that glides nicely into various lengths. The keys, though I like them a lot and have been keeping them for years, will in future pieces be replaced by hand carved forms. Last year I carved a very simple gull. For my next project I would like to re-visit that idea and specifically study the Black Legged Kittiwake, one of my favorite sea birds on PWS.
A periodic glimpse into the artist's surroundings, processes and resulting handy works.