Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wood grain

At high noon the sun creates rippling shadows on the old redwood siding of my house.
I've been trying to come up with an image for the bookjacket of the print edition of Clear Heart (it's coming, I promise!).
Do any of these images evoke Clear Heart (clear but funky, old, weathered - and with a lot of heart)? Or am I on the wrong track?


  1. Looking at these - they are not what you were talking about when you described clear heart wood. The grain is not tight and straight and they don't carry (for me anyway) the repeating beat of the story: Tight, true, plumb, etc.

    The ends of a pile of old heart wood or the side of a piece, maybe with a knife cut showing the wood under the patina? Don't know, but these seem to break the theme.