This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Whale bone vertebrae

     I got these whale bone vertebrae from a fellow who was beach combing on his 4-wheeler about a month ago after a storm.  I heard he had them, so I approached him and bought them from him.
     They were still oily and very smelly - I used a pressure washer and clean them up.  Today, I have them on my shop south roof drying and expect they'll be there all summer.   In the fall, when they are dry enough, I'll work them into my art


  1. That is so cool! I have never found anything that huge while combing the beach, but I do know that it can be a lot of fun if you have the right equipment with you to dig down deeper into the sand. There is a potential for innumerable treasures beneath the surface of the beach. All it takes is curiosity.

    1. Recently, a business associate shared with me an intriguing story about someone with back pain...

      Michelle Onoff is a successful yoga instructor. Yet for some reason, she suffered with lower back pain.

      As a chiropractor, and someone in the healthcare field, I was fascinated by this.

      I don't know about you, but I was under the impression that yoga instructors, given their active, stretch-filled, muscle-focused, posture-perfect profession and lifestyle, would be the LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH to experience back pain.

      Actually, I was kind of shocked.

      If a health-minded yoga instructor can be dealt a crippling back pain blow, what does this say about the rest of us?

      Here's Michelle story in her own words. I think it'll inspire hope if you're suffering...

      "I was feeling very weak in my core area. And I was having some radiating pain in my lower back.

      And I was going to the doctors, and they were telling me things like you need to have disc replacement.

      You need to have all these surgeries...

      You need to be on these pain medications;

      And they wanted to put me through a lot of surgical procedures...

      I didn’t want to do ANY of that. But the pain was so bad... I needed some relief.

      So I went to two neurosurgeons and I went to a back pain specialist...

      The surgeons wanted to operate on me in different places...

      … and the back pain specialist wanted to do various procedures, including implanting something permanent in my spine.

      I’ve had four procedures that involved needles in my spine, epidurals in my spine and that only gave me a little bit of temporary relief for a couple days.

      But it did not cure or really help anything.

      It just put a band-aid on a pain for couple of days and that was it.

      After my first session of Back Pain Relief4Life, I felt an opening in my back that I haven’t felt in a long time.

      I felt stronger to my core and I felt that that radiating burning heat pain that I was feeling, seem to dissipate a little bit.

      It seemed to just open up my back in general.

      And then after my second session today, I noticed EVEN MORE the stretch in my lower back and more strengthening in muscles that had been weak that I think might help support my lower back.

      I was VERY SKEPTICAL about doing Back Pain Relief4Life. Because, as I am a yoga instructor, I feel very knowledgeable in anatomy. And how to help people that come to me in pain.

      But I was not aware of certain muscles that I was not using in the body that might help my lower back."

      - Michelle Onoff

      Here's the back pain program she's referring to:

      ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life

      I share this with you today because if you suffer from back pain (like 3/4 of the population), I'm told this pain relief program WORKS WONDERS.

      People, in as little as 16 minutes, have experienced nothing less than total relief. Do nothing more than a specific sequence of 8 simple, pain-relieving movements.

      Sounds incredible, but yet Michelle is a prime example.

      See for yourself. Especially if you're being told surgery, needles and medication are in your immediate future.

      ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life

      You've got nothing to lose.

      Rajinder Singh

      PS: My personal takeaway? Michelle was humble to admit yoga wasn't working for her.

      To me? That takes guts.

      She was also smart enough to stay away from drugs and surgery when there were other more natural options.

      But sometimes, one gets to the point where you'll try ANYTHING to get even a little bit of relief. If you're at that point, I encourage you to check out:

      ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life