Back at the Old Place I created a doodle to illustrate a bit of doggerel I wrote called "An Autumn Prayer."
Here is the drawing:
Tucked among the many of what I thought were unreasonably judgmental comments, was one from Jeanne Sathre suggesting that I might want to make this the inspiration for one of my wood carving creations. I liked this and filed it away while I worked on other things.
The little drawing got a second life when Rosigami included it in an art project where she gathered up doodle submissions from OS members and incorporated them into a beautiful composition.
In recent days I have been laid up after having some minor foot surgery. This put me behind schedule on my leaf raking chores as I could only stare out the window and watch Mother Nature's detritus pile up in the yard.
So I went to hacking on some scraps of pine and cedar, splashed on some acrylic paint, and "Seasons of Suburban Man" is the result. Thanks to Rosi and JL for the inspiration. You can see other examples of my work at my new website, www.whimsyinwood.com.