MY DAD

My dad is an extremely talented woodcarver.  Here is just a tiny sample of his work.  He supplies galleries and takes on custom jobs (bed heads, sculptures for parks etc).  We have a number of frames and candlesticks in our house (not pictured here) that he made.

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Here are a couple of projects we worked on together quite a few years ago.  The first is a totem pole located at the beginning of a nature walk in Blind Bight (Victoria, Australia).  After taking this photograph I moved to the U.S. and haven't been back to take another since the plaques were put on it.  There are carvings on all 4 sides which I painted.  I wonder if it is still there.

The second is a sculpture dad carved and I painted for a sculpture garden/contest at a winery. It now sits in mum and dads yard.

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MY MUM

My mum is the cross-stitcher, embroiderer, sewer and knitter of the family.  Hence my love for all of those things too.

This is a beautiful piece that we have hanging on our wall that she made after the twins were born.

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MY GRANDMOTHER

She is the artist of the family.  Although, she hasn't painted in a couple of years I think.  She'll be turning 90 in October.

These were painted by her and are proudly hanging in my house. 

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7 comments

queen of everything September 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm

those are some impressive artistic/creative genes you have going for you.

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Scrappinfor3 September 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Wow! Talent surely runs in your family. What a gift:)

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Shannon September 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm

This explains a lot—no wonder you’re so gifted! That’s some talent pool in your family!!

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Tismee2 September 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm

No wonder you do such wonderful work. I just want to pick up your Dads work and touch it. I love the sculpture your parents have in their garden. It’s beautiful.Gail

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The Romero-Schroeder September 16, 2008 - 5:00 pm

OMG with all of those real good artist in your family no wonder you are so crafty!!!!

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Pennies In My Pocket September 16, 2008 - 5:00 pm

WOW. I mean W.O.W.! Those piecese are amazing. What a talented family!! Now we see where you get it from. ;)~melody~

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Sharlene September 19, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I am so impressed. My mom is a very talented artist but hasn’t done things in years because she doesn’t have the self confidence. Its sad. Wood working is something I would loev to learn one day but I doubt I have the patience if measuring is involved. You will have so many wonderful family heirlooms.

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