old ways storyblock
old ways storyblock
old ways storyblock
old ways storyblock
old ways storyblock
old ways storyblock

old ways storyblock

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some things we can only learn by walking the land & listening at the water's edge

description
  • hardwood block species will vary according to what we have available
  • average dimensions: 4.5" W x 5" H x 7/8" D
  • each block is shaped & painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process:  the final piece has at least 8 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish) making each piece an original  
  • story on the front, with our bird & brush studio signature on the back
  • natural grain on the sides & back exposed to show the story of wood
  • comes in an organic cotton bag with the Flying Edna logo & a card describing the wood species and origin
      artist

      words by Fia, created on June 24, 2020 - originally In honor of Diana Kennedy & the way she moved through our world...

      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. We do address the checks (the splits & cracks) that have appeared over time due to weather changes & stresses in the wood.

      These are purposely & perfectly imperfect.

      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, our process & the wood species - either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.

      All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. 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).

      click here to learn more about our bird & brush process...