One of my favourite activities is to do research, and thence to follow loose threads which float across my view. This morning I was looking online for small trees with beautiful bark that might be suitable for our garden. That led to a closer examination of birch bark, which itself brought this picture:
Just a click took me to the work of an artist, Cathy Stocker, and specifically to her pieces on and of birches. I particularly like these Birch Tatoo series: pyrographic drawings on silver birch bark panels.
The piece above is Birch Tatoo No.4, and at the top is Birch Tatoo No.1.
And now I have more of Cathy Stocker's work to explore, should I desire to be further distracted / delighted.