Thursday, September 13, 2012

Elmer the owl

Last sunday we decided to go for a drive to Yarragon (115kms away) in Gippsland to buy some locally made soap which we use all the time. While we were there we wandered around the Town and Country Gallery. We have seen some lovely artworks there over time. Well we saw this fabulous wooden sculpture that just made me want to reach out and touch it. We wandered around looking at some nice paintings but kept being drawn back to the sculpture. We left to find some lunch in a nice little cafe in the laneway nextdoor. Over  lunch we discussed whether the sculpture would fit on the wall in our hallway. So after lunch we went back for another look and to do a quick measure of its size. Roughly 1.5 m high and about 85cm across. We have 3m ceilings so he should be OK. We left the gallery with the sculpture wrapped in bubblewrap and headed home. Upon our return home Mike made a paper template of Elmer as we had now called him as he is made of elm wood. It was decided he would fit perfectly and the hook on the wall (which previously held a painting) was in just the right spot for Elmer. Up he went and now observes us coming and going.

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