It's been a productive day in the studio and much needed. During the winter it was difficult to work on the carved pieces I love to create. Today I took advantage of the beautiful day, despite the wind which lessened as the day progressed. It's rare to have the entire day to work in the studio. I still continue to prefer to use hand tools. I do use power tools to cut the shapes from the left over wood I get from my dad. While I could use power tools to complete the work, I share the same love of hand tools as my dad. It does require more time but it connects me to the work I am creating in a way that I do not get from a power tool. I like the tool marks that are created much like when I worked in clay and my finger prints were left in the forms. I could sand them out, but instead I make them part of the design. It's one of the things that make the pieces uniquely my own.
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I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.