sold! wanted to share it here for the few who dont look at facebook or twitter or etsy to see my newest works.
this is a cool one, least i think so. it's fairly simple but in my mind that can mean it's so wabi sabi. the center piece has a natural indent (for lack of better word) flowing thru it which is perfect for setting little keepsakes, keys or even your phone onto. i've added two strips to each side for color and added width as well as to give it handles for easy transport. i feel more comfortable working with wood, allowing myself to keep it simple and let the natural beauty be the mainstay. being so limited in space and materials is an interesting way to make something. it's like having one arm tied behind your back or one empty eye socket. i don't' have the luxury if you will of putting a ton of stuff on the floor or table to see how this would look with that. i often feel compressed and myopic which is good as i think simple is just as challenging as complicated. at least i'm TELLING myself that. i still want to splay a crap load of STUFF all over the floor and table and spend days seeing what looks good 20 different ways. i have to say if i were able to do that though i'd never be making what i'm making and right now i'm really enjoying these wood assemblages. another tray is in the queue and new pipe vases on their way, just gotta get the pictures taken. aloha