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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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A crane


this is a bird bath my dad is making for my fiance and I. It is his wedding gift to us from him. it looks great in person and the glass bowl is hand made and has a humming bird on it.


I need to start bringing my camera with me when i go to visit over there.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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Damn, your dad is a talented man! Wtf happened to you!?!? HeHe
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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really nice stuff
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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lolz...hes a great artist for sure and is all self taught. I dont know my 4 yr old though is going to be an artist.

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sounds like it skips a generation?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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That's awesome! Does he do it just for a hobby or a living?
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That's awesome! Does he do it just for a hobby or a living?
its a hobby but he could have done it for a living if he would have priced things accordingly lol.

we constantly tell him that his time is money but he simply loves doing it and loves the expressions on peoples faces when they see it.

We did finally get him to take his stuff to the local galleries, he nearly shit his pants when they said we take 50% of the sale only to find out the 50% he now gets is 100% more than he would have sold it for to someone off the street. (i.e. gallery charges 4K he gets 2K but he would have sold it for 1K)

hes getting up there in age and i only have a few pieces of his work....... he wont give me a price break the old bastard
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He should rent a booth at the local art fairs, he would seriously rake in a boatload
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I like that bird bath. Very nice metal work
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we used to do that when i was younger but the time it takes to get enough pieces for the show and then having to deal with the "snobs" who ran/run it, became not worth it to him in the end.

we were all over the state for fairs all summer, it was fun, well we hated unloading, setting up and then packing up after being in the sun all day. We as kids got bored as hell out there. I did have my first kiss with a girl at one though, i was 12 and it was awsome.

you'd be suprised how many tire kickers there are out there at those fairs. One year your the king and then the next your the peasant. He loved the interaction but as he gets older he cant keep up with the galleries wants.
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what about just a website and do special orders.... this guy has a rare talent, i would love to have a piece of his art at my place.
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what about just a website and do special orders.... this guy has a rare talent, i would love to have a piece of his art at my place.
at this point he just builds something he wants to build then brings it into a gallery and says "you want it", lol no joke.

i have another thread somewhere of one of his trains. hold on ill find it.

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btw that crane in the first post was only half done when i took that, he add a fish to its mouth and more lilly pads and flowers.

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