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Spoontaneous does ship internationally (to most countries). Shipping prices varies from item to item due to weight and length.... but never exceeds actual shipping costs. Please feel free to contact me about any piece. Thank you!
Lies very flat on the shelf or table and offers a very pretty resting place for rings, a bracelet or necklace, or maybe an egg.
VERY modern artish! Or Danish Modern. Maybe THE favorite of those I've bought so far. I really like the skunk streak on the top!
This one competes for my favorite against the skunk spoon. I love its grain, its knots, and how it provides its own resting spot so as not to dirty the bowl.
A very beautiful "curvy" spoon with the look of the whip thin end coming back and doubling over on itself. Lovely grain on this one too. While it's willful in the hand, it does behave very well resting on the table or shelf.
What a fun creature this spoon is! It's cute standing up or lying down. I am impressed by how smooth you got this spotty burl.
All that sanding really gave this a glow or deep shine or whatever. This is a spoon with a mind all its own.
Rather like a slinky weasel streaking through the woods. Very fun to hold. Yes, you'll have to do more...
Too many designs ....and not enough time.
Although I can not draw worth a hoot, I still have always enjoyed 'doodling' with pen and paper. I have several sketchbooks filled with all sorts of designs... for wood and other materials.
Over the years I have done woodworking in spurts but the flood of ideas seemed to create a sort of bottleneck ....which seemed to prevent me from completing projects.
In the past I have made boxes, canes, carvings, marquetry, wood turnings and a pipe. But these would come in short bursts of activity and then years would pass before another few pieces were made.
In 2009 I began focusing on wooden spoons... having been inspired by the work of Norm Sartorius and others. A wooden spoon is fairly small but is unlimited in its design possibilities.
Somehow, focusing on mostly spoons seemed to unclog the bottleneck and I have completed more projects in the last three years than all the years that came before.
I have nurtured my creativity and while others mostly think it is innate, I believe that anyone can immensely increase their creativity simply enough.
It gives me a great lift when someone appreciates my work. Even if it doesn't lead to a purchase, there is still that knowing that we connected at some level.
One day I hope to be able to sit and watch some other carvers work and learn some of their 'secrets' for technique and speed. Carving is a slow process for me.... but an enjoyable process. I never know what the end result is going to be... and I enjoy watching it unfold... sometimes taking a 90 degree turn midstream..
Hope you enjoy having a look at my pieces and please visit my webpage at www.spoontaneous.com Thanks!
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I grew up in an orphanage from age 6 through finishing high school. During high school I was able to take one art class.... but showed absolutely no promise at all. Studied Landscape Design in college and learned a few basic design principles.
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