|Jen Delyth's Tree of Life design with some additional Celtic heart knotwork.|
As I look over the pictures of the completed spoon, it's hard to believe that it all came from this one elegant design of Jen Delyth's! Her 'Tree of Life" design seemed perfect for our 4th year theme of, "Celebrate Your Roots" and now that its done I can whole-heartedly say it IS perfect!!!
|From whence it all began!|
|Now the hard work starts|
So with a humble cherry plank and a design which Laura and I had debated back and forth (with rather more civility and decorum than has been seen on the US political scene lately) until we had it 'just right', work began in earnest! Laura took the bowl end and I went for the top end so that we could each try the sections of the spoon which appealed to each of us the most. Laura made a beautiful job of the 4 balls running in their little organic cage and after an interminable wait while the spoon wended its laborious way through the labyrinthine caverns of Canada Customs, I got cracking on the 'Tree of Life' and the little dragon, leaves and stars detail of the spoon's crown section.
|Hey Presto!! One Eisteddfod spoon!|
So there it is....this year's Eisteddfod spoon is ready to go to its new home! To everyone who has donated, Laura and I wish you the very best luck in winning!!! To those of you who haven't donated, hit that DONATE button now!!!!