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Chrissies Blackbean slope by Dryad-8
Chrissies Blackbean slope
I had promised my wife that I would make her one of these. Then came her long illness and her passing. I had promised her and saw no reason I would not finish this. This was made from some selected Blackbean with bookmatched Camphor Laurel slope lid.
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Huon Blackwood Secret by Dryad-8
Huon Blackwood Secret
I've been wanting to create a box with a secret compartment for so long. This one is in Huon Pine trimmed in Tasmanian Blackwood with West Australian Sheoak insert in the lid.
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Huon Blackwood Secret inside by Dryad-8
Huon Blackwood Secret inside
I've been wanting to create a box with a secret compartment for so long. This one is in Huon Pine trimmed in Tasmanian Blackwood with West Australian Sheoak insert in the lid. 
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Huon Blackwood Secret revealed by Dryad-8
Huon Blackwood Secret revealed
I've been wanting to create a box with a secret compartment for so long. This one is in Huon Pine trimmed in Tasmanian Blackwood with West Australian Sheoak insert in the lid. The drawer can be accessed without opening the lid.
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Life, of sorts, goes on

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 5:23 PM


Well, it's been four months and seven days since my darling passed away and where am I now? I am trying to rebuild my life one step at a time, trying to ignore the little voice that occasionally asks "what's the point". I am starting to do things that I enjoy, although those things feel more like they are floating on the surface of life rather than being an integral part of it. 

It is difficult for me to jump into what others would call a 'normal' life too quickly. A planned 4 week trip lasted less than a week, but at least I managed that much. Little steps then, and I will rebuild.

So at this time I would like to thank those that left me comments and thoughts of sympathy on my last Journal. I loved the inspirational thoughts left by enigmaticworld, reflecting as they do my own beliefs although in apparent contradiction I cry every time I read them. All the comments helped, not to eliminate the grief, but to make it a little easier to deal with.

I am again working in wood although the first piece was a tabletop desk I had promised my wife and which I am using in her memory and the second a casket for her ashes which will also hold mine when my time comes. It is good to know that I can still do it, though my attention span is somewhat shorter than it was. Photography is a challenge as I am having to re-learn what had become automatic, but I will get there in time. My life has become slower paced and more introspective but it is beginning to feel comfortable.

And I still love and miss my darling so much.

Again, thank you all.

journal skin by sempiternia
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Roger Subirana
  • Reading: This journal
  • Watching: My computer screen

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FreeForms Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the :+fav::hug:
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NP, it's a beautiful image.
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave :)
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. You have a lot of great photos to choose from.
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Haru-moo-cow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your boxes are extremely elegant, I enjoy your attention to detail.
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment. Hoping to start making some more in a few months.
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Noxiiouss Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work.:)
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Haven't done much recently but the creative drive is still there.
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BlastedFen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Do you not have a website where you sell your amazing woodwork?
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't make enough of these to sell online. I sell through a gallery but since I only make a couple a month cos of my wife's illness I haven't got enough for anything else.
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