The Happy Alien


This photo was taken on May 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM.

The location was in the living room of my home in Beltsville, MD.

The "Take it!” came from having looked at this scrap of wood for several weeks and finally coming to the conclusion that this could be a wooden rendition of one of the typical alien looks.  The knots in the wood - seem to be the same as this image of an alien - however the big difference lies in the grain of the wood with its circular ring pattern seems to give it a happy look (the upturn in the corners of the eyes also lend themselves to this look of joy).

All of the above is done in spite of it having a splitting headache - lol.

I enjoy working with wood and occasionally getting a glimpse of some of the history of the tree.  The wide age rings indicate plentiful rain - where as the narrow ones show the opposite.  This tree had a succession of good years in its early live - and then found itself with little rain fall to sustain the pattern.

This piece of wood - happened to turn out to be a reject from an art piece I made.  The reason being the invasive split was too deep in toward the heart.  I needed the wood to be without this feature - and was fortunate enough to obtain enough wood of the desired pattern to form the piece. 

Like so many things - the piece I refer to in the above paragraph - sort of showed its potential from scraps of wood.  Once the scraps were assembled - they took on a pattern.  The pattern was refined through lots of precision measurements and the use of my trusty miter saw with its great blade which was imported from Japan.  When engaged in some forms of woodworking - one can easily loose track of time.

Here is hoping each of you has a hobby in which you can immerse and deeply enjoy yourself.

Wishing you my best,


PS: This lucky find will join the others in the collage I am putting together - which is a lot of fun to watch as it takes shape.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Teri (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:43)

    Awww, he's cracked.

  • #2

    MHampy (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:44)

    Giant eyes, tiny nose, yep that's an alien.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:46)

    Reminds me of that 'Aliens!' meme from Ancient Aliens.

  • #4

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:46)

    I see to giant asteroids heading toward a small moon.

  • #5

    Gabe (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:47)

    I would not have noticed this, but now its all I can see.

  • #6

    thatoneguy (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:48)

    Ive always wondered why the color changes near the center

  • #7

    GeorgieProf (Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:49)

    The splitting headache bit made me laugh really hard.