Last year, my husband trimmed some branches from one of our trees. I thought one of the branches was the perfect width to cut discs from and asked that it be saved and cut for me.
First, I was told the branch couldn't be cut because it needed to be "cured" (i.e. sit outside in the yard). Then it just forgotten. But this Saturday I asked that it be cut (I think a year of "curing" is adequate, don't you?). I was so excited to find a lovely circular grain pattern in each disc and immediately ran upstairs to my studio and began to play with the discs. I drew on most of them with a Micron pen and then used colored pencils to add some color. I painted a couple, but I really love the way wood grain is the main focus on the unpainted ones, so I think I'll keep them as is. I especially love the dandelion "wish" flower ornament.
I think some of the discs just might be made into ornaments and loaded into my Etsy Shop soon. I just need to figure out the best way to seal them first. Any suggestions?