Frankie (Sherwood Park, AB) loves designing and working with any materials, especially those provided by Mother Nature or recycled. All her pieces are one-of-a-kind, slowly realized and decorated by hand.
All art forms and approaches intrigue me and I cultivate and apply every day an “Art of Living” way of thinking. I enjoy discovering materials and hidden profiles in landscapes, trees, rocks, stone, ice, or driftwood. I love the exploration of nature and I would be so happy if everyone could share my lifelong concerns about the conservation of our environment.
According to ancient belief, a “Spirit” carved from a tree brings protection to your home. The Christmas decoration is an original creation, signed and dated. I find the material (old Christmas trees) in Alberta near Edmonton. The crafting steps involves successfully, carving by hand with palm tools, decoration with acrylics, antiquing and/or gilding, burnishing by pyrography, and finishing with varnish and wax.