This Forest Folk twig art is the perfect gift for the woodworker man who has everything.
If your husband is like mine, it’s hard to buy a gift for him because the things he really wants are tools for his trade or hobby. I’m not familiar enough with the things he already has or the things he wants.
The Woodworker Forest Folk comes complete with the cedar crate enclosure.
It can hang directly on the wall in his shop, home, or studio.
Everything in this piece, except the saw blade and the glue, is completely natural. The botanicals are hand gathered right here at Wild Ozark.
The Woodworker’s head and hat are an acorn and cap. His legs, body, arms and the table saw legs are made from twigs.
The surface of the table saw and the plank the woodworker is cutting are made from slabs of hickory bark.
The pants are made from a glycerin preserved leaf, and the leaf on the floor has sprinkling of saw dust and woodchips to give it a bit of realistic detail.
On the back of the crate wall you’ll see ferns and another glycerin preserved leaf. On the leaf is the word “Love”, made from twigs and a little jute or hemp string.
Possible customizations include:
- the trade or skill (carpenter, roofer, etc.)
- beard or no beard
- name or different word on the leaf
Production time is about two weeks. Shipping is by USPS Priority (Large Flat Rate $18.75), US addresses only.
Email [email protected] to discuss a custom order. If you want the Woodworker without customization, just add this item to your cart and I’ll get started on it right away!
Predator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, not published yet, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.
Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.
About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.