Sunday, January 27, 2019

Personalising Daily Leaf Words

©2019 Barry Smith - Demonstrating metal symbol stamps on a circle of silver-plated brass - half buried in fine white sand
I had been making a stash of Daily Leaf Words to replenish my stock. Which I did as you can see from the photos below.

©2019 Barry Smith - A stash of Daily Leaf Words
©2019 Barry Smith - Seven sets of Daily Leaf Words sorted on the workbench
©2019 Barry Smith - Sets of Daily Leaf Words packaged
I was asked if I was willing to make a Daily Leaf Words set using words chosen by a commissioning person. I said yes as I have done this in the past including doing leaf words in languages other than English. I was also asked if I could make the leaves and bowl slightly larger. Again of course I can - that is the personalising aspect of commissions. The photos below are about that commission.

©2019 Barry Smith - Marking out to make the most of a silver-plated placemat
©2019 Barry Smith - Seven blanks stamped with chosen words
©2019 Barry Smith - Two favourite hammers for smaller fold-forming work
©2019 Barry Smith - Commissioned daily leaf word leaves and peace leaves
©2019 Barry Smith - Commissioned Daily Leaf Word Set as commissioned - all leaves out of the bowl
©2019 Barry Smith - Commissioned Daily Leaf Word Set as commissioned - one chosen leaf outside the bowl
And of course along the way one makes a few Peace Leaves and an extra bowl just in case the one destined for the client doesn't turn out as well as I like.

©2019 Barry Smith - Three of the six Peace Leaves on fine white sand

All in all a good outcome from my work over the last few days.


  1. Wonderful word choices by your client ... and I was struck (ha!) by how your strip planning so resembles log cabin quilt piecing (which is much on my mind these days).

  2. LA - thanks for checking out the blog and leaving a comment. Just goes to show that frugal planning and cutting crises the material world. Peace. B


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