|©2015 Fiona Dempster - Somewhere in that mess is a 7cm leaf form|
The person who commissioned 20 silver-plated leaves wanted to give them as gifts to a significant group of people he had been on a life-career changing course with 25 years or so ago. We discussed the reason I make leaves with words - I said to me leaves are a symbol of many things including: life, growth, change and renewal; and the words are just an added dimension. He thought that was perfect for the individuals in his group. In addition to my normal inspirational words we added other words such as: respect, reflect, balance, simplicity, authentic. I had delivered 5 leaves as they were needed in a hurry - the balance (with a couple of spares) is below.
|©2015 Barry Smith - On the annealing pit.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Ready for boxing and delivery|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Wonder|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Thirty-five 7cm silver-plated leaves ready for polishing|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Reflecting late afternoon light|
A good end to the week and a Friday. I'm off to make pizza and drink some red with Fiona.