Thursday, November 20, 2008

a gift from down under...


Today in the wood shop at Clear Spring School, the 9th and 10th grade students started their work on the annual toy production for the Eureka Springs food bank. the 11th and 12th grade students will go on a field trip as part of their art appreciation study. We will visit working artists in their studios.

In the meantime, when I checked my mail this morning, I found a small package from Andrew Reeson, A.K.A. Funky chicken, from the Australian woodworker's forum. Funky Chicken sent me the pen as shown in the photo above. It is an amazing work of art by any standard, and is made even more special when you realize that Funky Chicken is in high school.

I have yet to find out what kind of wood it is. Or to thank Funky Chicken for his precious gift. But it makes a guy feel pretty special to receive such a thing and to know something like this is given not just to care for but to use. (on special occasions).

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