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If you haven't done a collaboration already I can highly recommend it. It's a very productive medium. Speaking as a singer in a folk  band (until recently when I retired from it), I find it's like singing harmony duets. There is this similar intuitive potential for knowing what your partner is going to do and to incorporate this with your own proposed intentions, the end result being greater than the sum of its parts.
:devsnazzie-designs: made the whole process easier for me by using her superior computer abilities like a ball of string to guide me through deviantart's labyrinthine corridors. She also did the superb design of my Viking birth signs and transliterated the text into runes.

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This has been my first craft collaboration and an international one at that. Many packages have passed back and forth across the Irish Sea in this wonderful journey of co-creation. The collaboration was not something either of us had initially planned on; it came about through a natural process.

I was inspired by some of the beautiful pieces by aldwarke and commented on them. In his reply the topic of runes came up. He had seen some in my gallery and it went from there. Generally, I don't make runes for people unless they are genuinely interested in them.

We share a common interest in Celtic/Norse culture; working with a like-minded person is a very refreshing and enlightening. We both intuited each other’s next steps. Aldwarke sent me the perfect wood to burn for the lid. This close grained Scandinavian wood (a dream to burn) tied in nicely with the texture of the runes.  Aldwarke matched the copper on the inside lid’s scallops to the copper I had had added to the lid’s outer surface.  The runes themselves are a deeply personal thing for me as the maker of them.  They all come from the same branch of a tree and are specifically made for one person.

It has been a delight from start to finish collaborating on this project with aldwarke. We have brought out the best in each other and I have learned a great deal from aldwarke’s knowledge of wood which he is most generous in sharing. Maybe I taught him a thing or two about copy and paste along the way though.  But the very best things for me are the fun and stories that we shared along the journey and that I have found a new friendship that I think will be as strong and as meaningful as the rune box which started it all.

Runes Box top by aldwarke Runes Box by aldwarke Runes Box side by aldwarke
Runes Box rear by aldwarke Inside the finished Runes Box by aldwarke Celtic Owl Runebox Lid Pyrograph (Woodburning) by snazzie-designz


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Harry Wells
United Kingdom
Current Residence: England
Favourite genre of music: Bluegrass
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Personal Quote: Ascertain much, assume little.



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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for the fave.
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
I appreciate the fav on my work- thanks!
TradArcher Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave
SleentheBeast Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much Harry!
aldwarke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
No trouble. Thanks.
Slavky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings Harry, from our Falconry group! :wave:
Feel free to submit some of your own artwork or any other nice stuff you see on Deviantart in the folders :aww:

you can also comment in our comment section on the main page or on our weekly journals or features  to discuss and meet other falconers in our group!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

I hope you'll have a lot of fun :#1:
aldwarke Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
That is most welcoming. I appreciate it.  
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work.
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment and the favorite! :rose:
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