In my last post I showed you the horrible knobs that I'd made for my walking stick, well I've done another one that isn't perfect, but it's a damn sight better than the previous two and it'll do for me.
Here is the top of the knob complete with turquoise inlay.
You can see in this photo the shape of the knob which is much improved. The only thing I dislike about it is the size of the metal ferrule. I think it needs to be half that size. My wife has asked me to do a stick for her so I'm going to reduce the size of the ferrule on hers.
There is a lot of work in that stick but every part of the process was pleasant. I enjoyed drawing the design and doing the carving and pyrography work. Okay it was time consuming but it was also therapeutic.
I have taken it for a couple of walks and it does the job well. It feels sturdy and a aid to my poor old legs.
I have started work on something called a "Flower of Life" and I should be able to show you that in my next post.
I am also managing t keep up with digital painting and have just uploaded a painting I did of some calla lilies.
Please take a look if you are interested in seeing how they were done and subscribe if you would like to see more. My next painting will be of some autumn leaves and a robin. Any comments on the video or the stick are welcome.