The burn in the cherry wood is my favorite. I think I like it better than basswood. The initial designing of Christ and the burdened Pilgrim weren't too time consuming. The problem I ran into was getting the correct size and being able to fit the poem on the piece at the same time and still have it readable. The calligraphy I used for the poetry is fabulously eye-catching and easy to read. Because the stanzas were short and the poem narrow I designed Christ's arms to fill in the rest of the wood. This leaves a pleasing and equal amount of cherry wood and burned wood.
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Monday, November 8, 2010
Updates on the project a friend commissioned me to do. The pictures aren't doing it justice. I blacked out the lines of the poem to protect it from thieves whether intentional or unintentional- (I know that after reading something I'm often inspired to write something very similar.)