January 28th, 2016

Logres

Morning river-walk

Just past full tide when I walked the dogs this morning. The river was covered in mist-ghosts, all slowly processing downstream and out to sea as the sun came up behind the Devon hills.  I should probably have taken the good camera, but then the dogs would have got bored while I fiddled with it. So here are phonesnaps.
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dog knotwork

Carving idea

I was thinking how to design the little Isle of Lewis chessman -style Aragorn I plan to make for lindahoyland, and trying to decide which wood to use (apple?  holly?  cherry?  Maybe even hazel or ash. Or green oak? Although oak is awful hard on the hands when carved seasoned, it should be much easier if carved green and allowed to dry.  And Aragorn seems quite an oak sort of person.).

Anyway, I was turning wood over in my head, and it occurred to me that I should also carve a set of Eregion carvings, in, OF COURSE holly!  I could do a Celebrimbor, a Narvi, a Durin III, a Galadriel and a Celeborn (maybe not Celeborn.  I just can't really like Celeborn, for some reason).   Can't think of any other named characters in Eregion.  Maybe just some generic Gwaith-i-Mírdain, if I don't run out of steam.