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    My adoptive Mom's, (She's my best friend of 27 years' mother. She's become a second Mother to me), B-day is coming up. I had this picture of her and her husband Don. Don's the great friend who has recently passed. I was going to make a cute little frame for a picture of a dog we lost about a year and a half ago, but changed my mind.
    I'm expecting a tear and a hug....
    Mom&Don x02.jpg DSCF1053.jpg

    I still might do the frame with the pooch's picture...It was a great photo...
    ..We'll see...I've got a lot of Christmas stuff left to do...<shiver>
    Jim

    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
    No task is too tedious for Art.
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  • #2
    Great job Jim. I know that was a big hit.
    David
    My grandbabies are what keep me going

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    • #3
      Nice job on that pattern Jim, it captured their likeness. Did you make the pattern also?
      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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      • #4
        Jim,I'm glad you were able to do this one , I'm sure she well love it.

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        • #5
          Thanks guys..
          WD, Yup. This is the first time I've taken a photo and made it into a pattern, and then cut it.
          Now I just have to wait until the 18th or 19th to give it to her. Her actual B-day is the 21st, but we're doing it the weekend before. I'm a little excited about it....
          Jim

          The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
          No task is too tedious for Art.
          Rock and Scroll

          My Gallery

          My Website
          Featherwood Woodcrafts

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          • #6
            Wow, he's branching out to pattern making now.......as JohnB would say "good on ya".
            Well done.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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            • #7
              I thought I'd throw in some thoughts about Don...

              They used to call him the, "Sunshine Superman"...
              He was the first human to get on a Kite behind a speedboat...
              They called him the astronaut without a suit...
              He was on the ,"Ed Sullivan Show" 3 times.....
              Twice on, "The Tonight Show", ( with a few cameos that didn't include him as a guest), and a few times on the Michael Douglas Show.
              I've seen many pictures of him with Miss America on his arm, and on his shoulder's as he skied...
              The most horrible of all is that he advertised for the american Cancer society, and also did edorcements for Camel cigarettes. He never smoked until he did the Camel commercials....
              that's what got him in the end...

              Besides that, the man was a hero in my life.
              Despite having arthritis in his hips and shoulder, and having beat cancer once, (16 years ago), He never stop improving his amazing Garden...

              He taught me something about perseverance. I learned that there is nothing that can't be done if you're there, doing it every day. My art has flourished because of it.

              After all these years, I never knew who I'd been shoulder to shoulder with. He was an amazing guy. Kind of a walking Farmer's Almanac. He could make a stick into a tree....
              and at the same time, he was a super star...I never knew

              There is no way to tell you how sad it was to let him go...........

              But Tourette's be ****ed, I'm going to follow in his footsteps and make my mark on the world. I WILL fight through it all and beauty is my offering...............

              Thanks Don........
              Jim

              The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
              No task is too tedious for Art.
              Rock and Scroll

              My Gallery

              My Website
              Featherwood Woodcrafts

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              • #8
                I thought you might like to see the Garden he's made...
                It used to be all tar...
                DSCF0430.jpg DSCF0445.jpg DSCF0436.jpg DSCF0439.jpg

                this is where is Japanese Garden is meant to be...
                DSCF0440.jpgDSCF0441.jpg
                We will finish that......

                And this is where we spent countless hours building things...
                DSCF0446.jpg

                His passing has left a tremendous effect on me...
                Less will be undone...
                ...And I guess I've got to learn a bit about horticulture

                Not to mention what he' taught me about living on the edge...
                Jim

                The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                No task is too tedious for Art.
                Rock and Scroll

                My Gallery

                My Website
                Featherwood Woodcrafts

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                • #9
                  We should all be so fortunate to have known such an incredible, inspiring person, and to have such wonderful memories to live in our hearts, to soften the sadness of loss.
                  Carole

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                  • #10
                    Dear Jim,
                    It's so good to see you making a pattern, making a beautiful portrait and most important, you go on with your life... Don will be so proud on you !
                    I'm sure your mom will treasure this portrait forever!
                    Thanks for telling your story and you know...we're here for ya!
                    Big hug...
                    Frieke
                    www.friewoodart.webs.com

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                    Don't let the pain of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.

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                    • #11
                      Beautiful piece of Art, Jim. You did a real nice job, both with the pattern & cutting. Sounds like he was one special man. Your Mom will love it & when you give it to her, look out for the tears. I did one for my Sister in Law of her & my Brother, after his passing in June of this year. The tears flowed. So, be prepared. Thanks for showing us.
                      PERK

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                      • #12
                        Jim, nice job on the portrait. I'm kinda struggling with a "special" portrait at the moment, well really I have put it down, but you've prodded me to get back on it.
                        Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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                        • #13
                          Very nice of you and I'm sure that she will cherish it ............looks fine ........MB
                          Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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                          • #14
                            nice work jim,its always nice when you make somthing from your own pattern,not that i,d know myself...lol
                            well done mate,
                            MAYO,DONT FEEL BAD,WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE
                            not doing much
                            and busy doing it


                            having fun making sawdust.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tony coleman View Post
                              MAYO,DONT FEEL BAD,WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE
                              Thanks Tony - I will get back on it.
                              Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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