so so so excited to be sharing today's artist with you all - or maybe i should say "y'all" because i'm featuring a real-life cowboy who can build pretty much anything - eli eash!! you might remember his lovely wife, leah eash, a fashion illustrator that was featured a few months ago... and i know you'll love eli's work just as much hers!! you can see all of the beautiful pieces here!
a very happy monday to you friends! :)
q. // when did you start making reclaimed trays + what prompted you to start?
[ a ] I built my first tray out reclaimed barn wood for my wife about two years ago. She wanted a unique piece for our bathroom to hold various bottles and candles. The larger serving tray with horse shoe handles was originally built as a Christmas gift for some friends of ours who love horses and have quite a few of them. Both ideas came from the discussions we would have on what to do with our growing pile of wood we had pulled off of several old outbuildings and barns. Since then, we've added several different handle styles.
q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?
[ a ] The rustic beauty of wood which can be found on the side of an old building or in the details of bark on a tree, carpentry work by others whether local or online, and conversations with my wife inspire me.
q. // when you're not building things, what's your favorite thing to do?
[ a ] I enjoy bowhunting and spending time with my family.
fill in the blank: i have a penchant for coffee, the great outdoors, studying the Word of God, and pecan pie.