Needless to say it was very disappointing after so much work, but now I just have to find another venue. The question is do I go with a shop either locally or in Portland's Old Port or try online?
Here are pictures of the boxes:
|Cover of Butterfly Box|
Side of butterfly box
Cover of harness racer box
Side of harness racer box
Have priced these boxes at $35.00 ea.
Now to the walking sticks. These are branches that my man has lugged out of the woods while hunting in the fall or while on his part-time job as a surveyor's assistant. Most are hornbeam, but one or two are moose maple, and one is birch. I debark a portion of them at the top leaving most of the stick natural, smoothing down any sharp points or knots. After sanding the debarked area smooth, the image is burned on, then painted if I so choose. Then at least three coats of a spa varnish is applied. This is the same varnish used on boats. Finally a rubber tip is added to the bottom.
Stick on left I call "Circle of Life"
Other side of "Circle of Life" stick
The curved "Flowers" stick/cane showing rose, daffodils and violets
Lilies of the Valley and Pansy side of "Flowers"
Another view of "Flowers"
One of two farm-themed sticks
Oak leaves and acorns
Squirrel and Oak leaves on same stick as above