repurposed wood card holder: crow stories 2
shown here with a sycamore base & one of the six 4x6 flat cards included
a short while: standing there in the wind & the sound of the trees, remembering she is here with all of it for only a short while
trouble spot: being myself is quite easy. being myself around other people is where i get into trouble.
secret notion: secretly harboring the notion she might be able to fly
two favorites: Her favorite thing about flying is just flying. Her second favorite thing is ignoring all the people who tell her it's not possible.
practice of flight: the thing I've learned about practicing to fly is there's always a point where you fly or you don't & after that you practice the other stuff that comes next, like landing.
exact start: imagined the most important thing she could do right now & while you may think it's too small to matter, she's done this enough to know it's exactly how big things always start.
description & what's included
- one each of six different flat cards + one envelope to hold them
- holder: average dimensions of reclaimed wood holder: 8 1/8" W x 1 1/4" H x 1 3/4" D, wood species will vary according to what we have on hand, Flying Edna studio signature on the bottom of the piece
- a few sea worn stones we've gathered
- comes in an organic cotton bag with a small card outlining our process, attached with a raw silk ribbon
how we make these...
The wood for our card holders is sourced from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
This means each piece 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 holders are purposely & perfectly imperfect.
Cut by a Canadian-American artist & craftsman who lives nearby, Steve Pearson (also the former head of two nationally recognized MFA actor training programs), Fia then shapes & waxes the holders, & it's Kai's art that is on the cards.
Every card holder comes with a tag describing the origins of the pieces inside, attached by a raw silk ribbon to an organic cotton bag.