storyboard: fierce with love
Once there was a woman who knew she was fire & people told her she could not burn like that because no one would survive. So, she stayed to herself for a long while until one day she met a woman with clear eyes who saw right to the center of her bones & she said, You must keep away because I am fire & the other woman laughed & said, That is not fire. That is fierce with love & that is not something that will hurt me. & they took each other's hand & walked into the day together.
storyboard shown here (average size) on cherry, with Kai's woodcut: 7 1/8" W x 17 1/2" H x 7/8" D
each storyboard ordered plants one tree
- wood species will vary according to what we have on hand
- each piece is cut, sanded, & painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process - & Kai creates the woodcut pattern freehand - making each unique
- studio chop on the back of the piece, for authenticity
- natural grain on the sides and back exposed to show the raw wood
- shipping within the US included
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).