I’ve been going through some of the wood supplies I have on hand and found a stack of Rotation Wood boards with Glass Insert. And found me in the throws of being inspired and adding a few designs of the quite boring-looking rotating boards.
These wood boards are not meant to be used as a cutting board but as a serving platter – think cheese, cold cuts, vegetables, and fruit for when you have company over.
I loved the Cheese pattern from Walnut Hollow Pattern Books. The style of the patterns feels vintage – which I actually love quite a bit, that old school craft feeling.
And how cool would this be when you have friends over?
And then I thought, how cool would it be if I used one of my Mandala designs for one of those wood boards. I originally created the Mandala for my Calm Yourself Colorful Book! And it did turn out better than I expected.
I have a few more designs that I think will do really well.
I love Silence of the Lamb and Hannibal is definitely my favorite Character.
I first read the book when it first came out and then watched the movie and Anthony Hopkins was absolutely stellar in his performance. It’s also the movie that made me like Jodie Foster!
I also created a time-lapse video of the Hannibal Rotation Wood Board! From sketching the draft to the final product it took about 2 hours. The video is squished down to about 5 minutes.
I am getting ready for the Appomattox Oyster Festival on April 23, 2022 and have some fun ideas for some rotating cutting boards I still have in reserve!
I was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. Growing up in foster care I spend a lot of time alone creating art or writing stories. In 1992, when I became pregnant, I discovered crochet and emersed myself in the craft. I also immigrated to the US and throughout the years, I explored various mediums of art – such as macrame, cross-stitch, and painting - while raising my kids. In 2005, I wanted to create my own wood beads and discovered the wood-burner and fell in love with it. It’s at the same time I had the nudge to start my handmade business part-time with the intention to be full-time someday.
But life derailed for a little while, as I became a special needs parent, enrolled in online college twice, and am the proud owner of a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling – which eventually led me to start my coaching + consulting business.
Throughout the years I kept coming back to three mediums: coloring, crochet, and wood-burning, and am now balancing two businesses! With most of the kids creating their own lives and only the youngest left, I get to create art and teach people how to make art, while also helping people with their goals. It’s having the cake and eating it too!
I live in Central Virginia with tons of inspiration out of my backyard, the blue ridge mountains, and the events I attend!