Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pen and Paper...


Do you ever get hit with inspiration in the middle of doing some unrelated activity? It's so strong that you have to stop what you're doing so that you can write your thought down for fear you may lose it? That happened to me yesterday...I was driving along and four design ideas hit me one right after the other. It was so quick and the ideas were flying so fast that I had to pull over and park so that I could write them down before they flew away. I grabbed the closest piece of paper I had and scribbled the sketches with a few key words....I'm so excited to bring these ideas to fruition....One of them is already almost finished. I love when that kind of thing happens.

The pen featured in my photo (next to the piece of paper I scribbled my designs on) was made by my 13-year-old son. Entirely. By him and only him. Out of eucalyptus wood. Amazing, isn't it? He received a lathe from his grandfather for his birthday last year. Since then, R has shown him how to use it and now the boy is very skilled at making pens. He's given several as gifts and everyone who receives one is blown away. Mine is my lucky pen. My beautiful lucky pen....

I hope your day is filled with inspiration, with pen and paper on hand....xo


6 comments:

hometown girl said...

wow, it's just beautiful! you have one talented little boy on your hands! i have had that inspiration happen and you're so right. it goes as quick as it comes! can't wait to see your new pieces :) hope you are well. have a beautiful day! xo suz

ANA said...

What a beautiful pen, that is amazing! I know what you mean, I usually have a little notepad in my bag for moments just like those. I have a looong list since I've had time for NOTHING lately, and I can't wait to get back to it! I can't wait to see what you come up with :o)

CrowNology said...

Wow. What an amazing gift. The means to capture the minds whims...From the gifted hands of your wee man.
Hope ideas keep coming swift and strong...
xo
Andrea

eNVe said...

Can't wait to see your completed pieces! What a lucky pen it is that you have.. right there when you need it. :) and a brilliant piece of craftsmanship too.. I can't believe he made it. Must get his talent from his mother. ;)

Sherry said...

I think his grandfather will be so proud to see what he's made with the lathe, the pen is beautiful.

And yes dear, when inspiration strikes, light that fire!

xoSherry

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