I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Music theme: Cry of the Forest – Forest Elves
This is tree stump I found with several other pieces rot in the rain and sun and open sky. This is pine or spruce, I’m not sure, and still smells beautiful. My association was instant: deep forest and small secluded cottage. I always dreamed of having such small getaway from everyday life.
I removed all the debris, resin, cleaned the stump well with water and left it to dry. Than I baked it in the oven to kill the microorganisms. When dry I applied some fungicide liquid.
I used acrylic paint and waterproof wood varnish.
I’m quite happy how it looks in the garden. I think the dog likes it, too. J