Thursday, May 7, 2009

Faces of my garden

Two pairs of ivory knitting needles. These were probably carved on board a ship by a sailor for his wife. Scrimshaw and ivory carving were skills developed by sailors to fight boredom at sea. They spent endless hours carving whale bones into beautiful useful objects to give to their loves when they returned from months at sea.

Spooky kitty


Spookier view


The ladies


I have to have something that's not scary!





the greenman


witch weathervane

2 comments:

Touchatou said...

Unbelievebly gorgeous ! It all makes for a state of mind and peace... Love it !

Illustrated Ink said...

What great photos! Thank you for drawing my attention to your blog, you were right, I do enjoy it! :) I'm off to add myself to your followers....