Since sharing some photos of beaver activity in a blog post a couple weeks ago I’ve made a few more beaver connections. One goes way back to Aesop.
If, like me, you weren’t familiar with that unsettling story, this should help to explain the illustration.
Now for a much more inspiring beaver connection. Barry Gordon shared a couple photos of spoons he made in collaboration with beavers:
Barry has been carving spoons for a long time, and has a gift for finding potential in unusual pieces of wood. Check out his beautiful work here.
Drew Langsner is busy with many creative endeavors, including one that I think you’ll hear more about before long. He shared this photo of the pattern left behind on some beaver-eaten sticks Louise had collected:
This Northwest Coast bowl, carved around the turn of the 20th century, captures a bark-eater in the act
It all inspired me to texture this big cherry hanger with my hook knife. My teeth wouldn’t cut it.