mother handed me an old shoe box that had
the words 'Family Jewels' written on the lid.
When I opened it, I was quite surprised to find
some beautiful antique hand tools.
For years I thought about painting them, and
when one of my students offered to bring in some
more antique tools, this still life became a reality.
(Thank you Fred Baldwin!)
The amazing thing is that none of these tools
require electricity, and yet they still work as well
as they did the day they were made.
Most of these tools are at least one hundred
years old. Hope I am working that good when
I'm that age!
If you would like to see more of my work,
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.
Claire Beadon Carnell