A studio needs a stump. Somehow, that sounds like an opener to a corny joke!
Two summers ago, a very old cherry tree fell in the property adjacent to our backyard. Once it was all cut up I realized this was a once in a life time opportunity to get a good hardwood stump. My new stump sat in the garage for a whole year – I wanted any bugs to move out and it to dry out completely before I started to use it. I nearly lost the stump ’cause SW thought it was for the firewood pile (yikes!).
So, finally, this past summer I reorganized the studio and found a place of honor for my stump. Unfortunately I realized when I went to move it that it was too short! This wasn’t good because you don’t want to bend over too far to use it. We had some offcuts from a deck that we built in the back, so I built a stand for the stump. I found out why hardwood is called hardwood, but I made it work.
But, that’s not the end of the story… After I placed the stump in my studio (and let me say, I am darn proud of that stump and it’s stand), the youngest cat, Hoppy, decided that I had kindly built him the perfect cat cave.
The funny part for me is that as soon as I open the door to go into the room, he dashes in and goes straight under there. Since they’re not allowed in the room with out me, he thinks I won’t notice him when I go to leave!
Bringing you a little bit of cuteness,
PS. I listed the Tidal Pool ring on Etsy today.