Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ship's Wheel

I wanted this ship's wheel to look like an old carved wood piece, maybe made for a model boat, with a map image on the back.

Years ago I owned a fourteen foot sailboat, and sailed on the lakes of North Texas. When I lived by Galveston Bay, I crewed on sailboats and raced.

That's probably why nautical, ship-related images attract me, they have that romantic ideal of using the wind to push your boat through the waves, no motor sound. Just the sound of the wind in your ears.

It's been a long time since I was on a sailboat. But I remember what it's like being out on the water.


SummersStudio said...

Lynn, this piece is wonderful. I like that it is 2 sided. It makes me think of voyages of discovery.

hint said...

Wow! I love how you created the detail on the back. I had one summer of sailing in Detroit and it still haunts me. You really brought the memory to life with this piece.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, my friends. Doesn't that last photo look like Gulliver's hand, sailing a tiny little boat, LOL? I wanted it to look rough and worn, like I remember some of the wooden sailboats, with so much character.

dogfaeriex5 said...

wow, you never cease to amaze me! you have led a charmed life, my friend...the charm is stunning!xo

whatifimamermaid said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the detail and the map on the back is wonderful.