Earnest Efforts

(We) go among trees & sit still...

All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
-Wendell Berry

Earnie and Ellie met in 1998 at the Eugene Saturday Market, the longest running outdoor market in the US, where they each had a booth selling their wares. Their love was dubbed "a true market romance' by dear Market friend and fiber artist, Karen Buxton, who has since left this life.

Ernie and Ellie married a year later in September of 1999 and have a wonderful life together nestled in the woods of their 20 acres with the memory of their wonder dog, Myrtle Jo, their new puppy, Pete (the wild hound dog), four good hunting cats, and the beaver, deer, raccoon and skunks and turkey that share their land.

Earnie has been a woodworker his entire life and a Saturday Market member for over 35 years. Ellie has played with fibers all her life, and now designs & sews for her other company co-owned with her mom, Two Bossy Britches, in addition to her full-time work with wood. She has been an active Market member for over 25 years.

Together their treasures have been bringing new life to woods discarded by humans and nature. The woods used in their artwork were collected from their coastal waters, streams, backyards, or sustainably harvested by folks they know. No living trees are ever cut for their artwork & their intention is to maintain the integrity of the wood's natural beauty created by Mother Nature. Ernie and Ellie have been selling their wares on Etsy since 2008.

They were born artists and children of Mother Earth and they honor and praise her in their mission to create the treasures that they share with us.

Ernie and Ellie ask us to remember...
Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh.