I was glad my wood doors could be part of the celebration at the 90th Southern Interscholastic Press Association convention. Executive Director Karen Flowers was celebrating her final convention before retiring. The door was open for me to be there in spirit!
That’s a play on the word “door” ! I was commissioned by Karen to create symbolic cherry wood doors (small ones) for the SIPA board members to recognize their service.
Since I had served on the SIPA board, I was honored to be designing these unique gifts.
Karen and I had fun working out what the doors would be like for the SIPA board.
Although each and every door was unique, they all came from the trunk of a large cherry tree.
In October 2014, I visited with Charles and Greg to have them cut wood for me on an incredibly large bandsaw. At some point in the whole process, Charles asked me if I’d like some cherry wood.
As they sliced the bark from the cherry tree, I was dazzled by the beautiful wood.
I’ll be using this wood to make flutes. And this is the wood that has been used to make the SIPA doors.
Doors that will sit on bookshelves, fireplace mantels or other special places to remind the SIPA board members of their valued service.
You can check out a few of the designs below.
I’m always pleased when my work can become a special part of people’s lives.