Wooohooo!! I'm going to interrupt the flow of the Eisteddfod lovespoon blog to vent some of my excitement about the advance copy of my newest lovespoon book, "History of Lovespoons" which I just received from the great folks at Fox Chapel publishing!!!
Its even more beautiful in real life than I could have hoped for when I was typing up the rough draft!
I think it is far and away the most informative, thoroughly researched and extensively illustrated lovespoon book on the market. Although these little snapshots I took with the old point and shoot camera hardly do it justice, it will at least give a jist of the beautiful lovespoons that can be found inside!
Naturally, I want to show off Laura's page! She and I are putting the finishing touches to our 2012 Eisteddfod lovespoon design and should be posting it very soon. We lovespoon carvers generally work alone, so it is very exciting and challenging to team up and do a spoon which combines very different design styles and very different approaches to carving and technique. But if the last spoon we did together was anything to go by, we'll both have a great time and some very lucky winner will walk off with the fruits of our labour!!