Shannon Berrey

Woodpile art

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We have had record low temperatures in what may be documented as our coldest November in decades. It's not even winter and yet, my fireplace has been in good use! I wish I could say that this was the woodpile I got to visit.   

I am a HUGE fan of stacked wood {check out my Pinterest board!} and love to see the creativity of other folks who also appreciate this natural art. This woodpile belongs to 82 yr old Gary Tallman in Montana. He cuts all of his wood from his property and then separates it by color and size. Then he is able to 'draw' the mosaics by using the natural colors of the different species of wood. 

Gary starting creating these about 5 years ago as a way to entertain his grandchildren. He spends about 20 hours on each design and always takes his inspiration from the many owls that make their home in the trees of Little Belt Mountain.  

Each year, the woodpile dwindles as it gets thrown on the Tallmans fire, then in the Spring, Gary starts sketching the design for the next year. 

It's always a treat to see folks use natures gifts so simply and so beautifully.

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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