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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Natural translation Reply with quote

The wood as had never seen him(it) you: http://artnature.blog4ever.com
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting drift wood sculptures. I have seen some odd things in drift wood. I know for sure Mike, my brother, has seen some strange shapes. Right Mike?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: point Reply with quote

I will never forget the large driftwood that my aunt found on the island and took it home with her .. ( I do not remember her even coming to the island but I do remember all the family came so she did too after my father, her brother was lost in the deep water of Lake Huron) Now I am thinking she had to find it when she was on the shore walking trying to find her brother , I knew it meant alot to her and just now as I write I know why it did ....She put it on the platform that went up the stairs to the next level of her home .. she put little glass fairy's on it and had some moss too .. I loved it ..I would sit on the step and look at it .. At the time I was too young to know that she got all that beauty from the island but yet I would wonder .... where did she get this..the island in my young mind was a thousand miles away and she never came to the island and she lived near the city of Flint so she could get anything she wanted ...
After I was older my mom mentioned to me that she got it from the island .. what a beauty she put together from the Earth of our Beautiful Island ...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Drift wood Reply with quote

Drift wood stories, oh boy. Every beach comber must have one. Here's mine.

Eight or nine years ago, before my cabin was even started, a friend and I were walking the water's edge and I picked up a piece of wood that had obviously been in a fire, perhaps a campfire, with blackened areas on the log. As I picked it up and examined it, I was a bit taken back when I saw very clearly a "head with a warlock witch face" sculpted in the wood! My friend saw it immediately too. It sits in front of my cabin, outdoors, and after all these years, shows no signs of decay. It's spooky looking but interesting. I did not have to add anything, such as eyes, to make it have a complete face. I'll take a picture of it and put it in the album.

And some people don't know what there is to do on BBI...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: wii Reply with quote

I will be looking for the picture ...


It brought back a memory I have ..
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Driftwood Reply with quote

Yes, I see a lot of driftwood at Sand Bay. Most of it is not really driftwood. It is slabwood that was thrown in the lake by the workers at the Stafford mill at Sand Bay. That was done about a 100 years ago. Here is a picture of some of those artifacts. My neighbors don't like the slabwood and burn it up.

I notice that those French? stumps are not really natural drift wood either. They have been cut by man. Some of the other photos on that site interest me more, where real natural drift wood is converted to art. There used to be a contest for the kids on Bois Blanc to make something using natural things. It was judged by Don Kidder.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1867
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