GreenWood Studio

GreenWood Studio
Clyde at work in the shop

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Live Paint

I am inspired to paint at inconvenient times, such as while driving or showering or folding laundry. I might be moved by the sight of the blue mountains, a white church, or a stray roadside chicken. At other times I see the pictures in my head, fully formed but fleeting. I don't paint while driving but have been known to track wet footprints through the house in order to finger paint the latest vision and then jump back in the shower. I was recently feeling stymied by a lack of blank canvas but decided that the perfect use for our growing collection of previously clam-stuffed scallop shells would be to paint them. They can be completed while the whim is fresh, will make nice gifts for my friends, and recycling is a virtue! I don't have any pictures of those at the moment but will post some in the future. I also tend to paint over previous paintings. Here's one that I put down the laundry to turn out last weekend. It was quick and fun. Blessings.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hogg Mine

Here's one from the memory bank! This picture shows Clyde at the famous Hogg Mine, where we personally mine all of the Georgia Star Rose Quartz used to create jewelry at GreenWood Studio. Before much of the mine was filled in with dirt for safety reasons, it was a breathtaking experience to stand in the bottom of that shining pink hole!
GreenWood Studio was featured on the Travel Channel's "Cash and Treasures" show with Kirsten Gum searching for Star Rose Quartz at the Hogg Mine. The show aired for the first time in 2008. Visit Kirsten's website here.