house on wheels story keeper: listen long
A whimsical new story keeper constructed from wire & black walnut, hickory, cherry, & redwood from an old water flume in Montana (that's the carved piece at the bottom). Handmade wire wheels & spirals out of black rebar tie wire. Painted with Japanese gouache watercolor & sealed with our signature beeswax & lavender blend...
With the story 'listen long':
one of those days where you listen long enough to the sound of the sea birds & the water & the wind & you give up words for awhile because none of them are big enough.
(Yes, this is the exact piece you'll get. In case you're wondering if your piece will look like this...:-))
with every story keeper you order, we plant one tree
- dimensions: 7.5" W x 30" H x 2" D with hanging hardware on the back
- shipping included to any address within the United States (sorry, we cannot ship to PO Boxes)
designed & created by Kai in September 2023 here at our studio in Cape Cod
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring, which is why each piece is perfectly imperfect & unique.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us & the piece, & is either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Woodcuts are done freehand.
Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).