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15 June 2010 @ 09:15 pm
birthday present  

My dad took up wood carving recently, and has made a variety of cool things over the past couple years. This one, however, which was my birthday present, goes way beyond cool and straight into ‘heartstabby and sniffly wonderful’:

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That is possibly the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten. :) It’s sycamore, and I’m not sure I’ve properly captured how beautifully the wood gleams, and I’m not sure it’s possible to capture how very, very smooth the finish is. It’s just *beautiful*. <3

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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desperancedesperance on June 15th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wow.

When I left the sculpture project, the sculpty-boys made me a carving: of a cap and glasses, a sort of portrait-of-Chaz without any actual Chaz in it. It's one of my Best Things.
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on June 15th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Awwww . . .
SaffronRosesaffronrose on June 15th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Your dad is talented, for sure--this is a great carving.
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on June 15th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Aww! That's awesome! Way to go Dad!
Lauraskeagsidhe on June 15th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
That's incredibly beautiful. Your dad does great work.
Ellen Millionellenmillion on June 15th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
That is amazing. Wow.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on June 15th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous.
irishkateirishkate on June 15th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
I love that the cats get a mention :)
Alix (Tersa): Kitties--brotherly love (tersa)tersa on June 15th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
That is very nice!
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mela_lynmela_lyn on June 15th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Breathless... it's gorgeous.
Pamelajeditigger on June 16th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Handmade gifts are the best, as they're a gift of someone's time. In this case, it's a gift of time and love and great beauty. I cannot imagine anything more beautiful. Thank you for sharing. That is truly wonderful, for so many reasons.
annathepiper on June 16th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Oh, that's gorgeous!
Marithmarith on June 16th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that is *awesome*. Both the meaning and the craftsmanship. Henry, your granddad is so cool!
Merryfeed_your_muse on June 16th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
That's absolutely gorgeous - wood carvings are lovely but getting them hand-made by family is wonderful. Your Dad's really talented.

Merry =^..^=
Taiyo: Brighttaiyosan on June 16th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Amazingly beautiful; what beautiful work and tribute to you and your families life.
(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Birthday Present
I'm glad you love it, hon. That makes it worthwhile.
Pamelajeditigger on June 17th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: Birthday Present
If this was Catie's dad...

We all want to adopt you.
mayakdamayakda on June 16th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Fantastic!
Flitterbyflit on June 16th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
That looks so silky and touchable, and the use of the grain makes it a visual treat as well! What a wonderful present. I particularly love the scrolls on the dress.
roseaponiroseaponi on June 16th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
So gorgeous! Your dad is awesome and has a wonderful sense for the iconic.



Jannejanne on June 16th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
Amandatreehugginhippy on June 16th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful. Your dad has some amazing talent there.
Karinacreamnsugar on June 18th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Lovely