Fog Jetty Creations pens raise funds for homelessness efforts in Lane County. by Pat Farr

Myrtlewood pen art will raise money for housing homeless in Lane county

These Myrtlewood pens will raise money for housing homeless in Lane county

Donation for Square One Villages.  These are twelve of 15 Fog Jetty Creations Oregon Myrtlewood pens that will be given this week.  Square One Villages provide emergency and transitional housing for people who otherwise would likely be living on the streets or under bushes.  Additionally, Emerald Village Eugene, part of the effort, will provide permanent living in tiny houses.

These pens are photographed with a backdrop of milled and not yet turned blanks. All twelve finished pieces plus the blanks are from the same tree, which grew in Curry County, and demonstrate the wide variation in the beautiful wood: from the highly-figured deepp browns all the way to blonde.

I turn Myrtlewood pens in memory of my Mother, Margaret Clayton Farr, who adored the native Oregon wood.  These pens and others I have given will be sold at auction or given as gifts for donations.

Before donning the mask and goggles, I am sizing up the blanks for accurate safe turning

Before donning the mask and goggles, I am sizing up the blanks for accurate safe turning

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