posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 11:40 AM
Ive been wishing for a besom for so long and thanks to the Green Man (God of Flora) and the lovely huge Palm Tree that lives just on the other side of
our fence in our neighbors yard, my wish has now been granted.
The palm tree dropped this beautiful huge flower head on our side of the fence, a little imagination and i soon knew what to do with it.
I trimmed off all of the twigs and bundled them into neat faggots which helped straighten them out a little.
I then went about sanding the main branch, i wanted to do more work on the end as i want it looking more like the handle of some of the old axes that
ive seen, but i didn't want to practice on this one but i can always reshape it after.
I really wanted to keep it as raw as possible, but being Palm Tree it was necessary to give it a light lacquer to stop the fibers from peeling off.
The Besom was then rubbed down (anointed) with amber and some selected herbs.
Im really happy with the handle its natural spiral of knots is fascinating.
Im just so very proud of it and wanted to share my joy with all of you,
and hopefully we can inspire each other with our creativity.
Love and harmony