Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sue's Blue Waterfall

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Often it comes from unexpected places. In my last post, I talked about my sister Sue's suggestion that I make a blue piece that looked like a waterfall. Her suggestion got me excited! Here is the result:
Sue's Blue Waterfall
I named it "Sue's Blue Waterfall", for obvious reasons. Sue's suggestion also nudged me gently into a direction that has been on my list for awhile. Now this style has gone from "I'd like to explore that further" to the top of my list.

My sister Sue is inspirational in other ways, too. Last week brought me a very rewarding experience of how great it is to have adult sisters. And of how much I can learn from them, and from Sue in particular. Though we have made different choices in our lives, we have very similar values.
(l-r) Karen, Sue, Cindy

Our middle sister, Karen, lives in San Francisco, I'm in Colorado, Sue's in Connecticut. The three of us got together at Sue's place for her 50th birthday.

We have all been in the same place at the same time a few times in our adult lives, but always in a bigger group. This time it was just the 3 of us for Sue's birthday.

We had the most interesting conversations!
Sue using the Pruney Chairs 

On her actual birthday, we baked a flourless chocolate cake, and pruned the rose bush. Well, Karen and Sue did the pruning. I took pictures.

How lucky I am!

Thank you, Sue for having a birthday so we could get together.

Thank you, Sue and Karen, for being my sisters!


  1. Hi Cindy,

    My name is Keryn, I live in Australia, and I am a wood turner. I have only just discovered your work (which I love) through a private dinner with Chris Stott (my favourite woodturner). It is so great to see a woman of your skill out their in a male dominated hobby doing so well. Im also very excited to watch your new cd, which was so kindly obtained from Turn Fest in Queensland, Australia. One day I hope we can also invite you to our club house to demonstrate your skills and beautiful work.

    Thankyou very much for inspiring me.

  2. Congratulazioni vivissime anche per il blog.nicola

  3. I could stare at "Sue's Blue Watefall" all day long. It's a beautiful piece!! The dark, rich color is simply oustanding, as are the lines of this piece. Something for me to strive for. Thank you for sharing.


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