Saturday, 20 April 2013

Wooden Clock Welcome To JKDriftwood

I'd like to say that I have almost stopped making decorations due to my illness which has touched me. I have been completely derailed from my rhythm of computer, work, home, handicrafts, computer. Yet I have pulled myself together to realize that aside from worries and thoughts of finding ways to heal my constant dizziness there is something which gives me relief and joy. Designing.

I become the owner of some oak planks and decided to make several clocks. Each of the pieces even in their raw state has charm and I longed to look into their soul. 
These now belong to my small collection of large, wood, country style clocks.
 Each of the clocks was made in a similar style ie. it has been engraved, using a 3D technique and special paste as well as being painted.
The first clock is very readable and I think it is my favourite. It has engraved roman numerals, which I've made more visible by painting. Because I have been collecting miniature paintbrushes for a long time, they have finally found their use in this project.

Handcrafted Country Wall Clock 

Engraved Wood 

The whole work is of course super polished. The clock is available in my shop.
There is a small piece of wooden trunk in my house converted into my mini chair. It has cracked and curled naturally. Very useful for photo shooting.



While waiting for spring I decided dress things up and besides finishing the remaining clocks, I photographed my work of art from last year. Next week I will showcase the clock with a fruit motif and pittorico shading and I wonder what do you think?

18 comments:

  1. I love this piece! It's amazing what you can do with wood.

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  2. Hi Joanna, I am so happy to see you again and so sorry to read you have been ill. I hope and pray you are better soon with better days ahead.
    Your designing is fabulous and the clocks are gorgeous. I love clocks and you have given these pieces great beauty.

    Wishing you a nice week and again, best regards for better health soon.
    Hugs, CM

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  3. Bless your heart, I can't think of much worse than constant dizziness! I have known people in the past that have had it, and it has gone away for them, I am hoping you the same. Yes, nothing better than crafting to bring you a little happiness. Your clock is unique and gorgeous! I can see it in so many decors

    Carol

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  4. It is really great project :))) I like wood ...Thanks for shering your ideas with us:)

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  5. I'm so sorry to read that you have been under the weather.. so not fun! But how wonderful that you are able to take your mind off of it, as best you can, with creating. What would we do without that capability??! I did a post about being under stress and how I found relief in my studio. Makes a world of difference! Your clocks are so delightful and really showcase your talent. Love seeing functional art!

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  6. Hi Joanna, hope you are feeling better today and growing stronger each day. So nice to stop by and see your gorgeous clocks again.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

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  7. These are so unique and beautiful! so sorry to hear about your health concerns-
    but your creativity must be a wonderful outlet
    Hope you're feeling better soon- found your delightful site on easy cottage style craft party
    Cheers
    Christina

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  8. Your clock is just lovely and I could see it in a variety of settings.

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  9. Lovely clock and the chairs are beautiful too - I love to see wood in its natural state like that. xx

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  10. The markings on the chair are amazing, it almost looks like a city skyline has been printed on it. Your clock is unique too. I look forward to seeing your next one :-)

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  11. Wood in its natural state is so full of character isn't it. I really love your clock, its a lovely way to bring nature into the home :) Your chair is so wonderful too, i'm sure you treasure it!

    I'm sorry to hear that you have been ill and i hope you're feeling lots better soon x

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  12. It's a lovely clock, and I do love that little chair :)

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  13. Very unique clock and design! Love it!

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  14. Thank you for your kind comments. I feel much better and grab some positive energy for all of you.

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  15. I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell but lovely to hear that crafting is helping you through it. I love wood - it is somehow so relaxing. Lovely makes :)

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  16. So sorry to hear about your dizziness. I know it can be a very tiring illness to deal with. Your clock design is truly amazing. You are a very talented artist!

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  17. Everything looks so girly and cute! Totally inspired.

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