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Saturday, May 1, 2010

We have returned from our trip and I have made some changes to the 'Cariad' Spoon design.

The suggested canadian geese have been added, the 'D' in Cariad has been lowered a little, the lower part of the celtic knot-work has been made a bit less angular, with fairer curves on the outside strands of the knot-work and the spoon has been lengthened in the neck towards the bowl.

The challenge with the canadian geese will be, to somehow indicate their distinctive markings, just by shadow in the carving. The subtle use of some carefully placed fine engraved lines may, I hope, achieve this. This is a problem to be solved at the carving stage however and will be somewhat contingent on the dictates of the piece of timber used.

When this part of the design is finalised I can design the reverse side consistent with the front and with its own motifs, but a little simpler than the front.

I have another pyrography project to design and complete by mid June and should be able to commence work on the spoon after that.

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