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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Darlene's Christmas 2011 ornament balls

                            Here are two ornament balls that Darlene made this year as love gifts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 2011 D&D Creations

Here are some of our latest creations:

Mom McGraw purse front
                                                             Mom McGraw purse back
                                                             sunbonnet girl pillow cases
                                                             bumpy bowl top
                                                               bumpy bowl side
                                                            faux basket bowl
                                                                       wavy bowl
                                                         Aiti orange wood love spoon

Monday, November 28, 2011

Latest Creations

Here are some baby burp pads that Darlene made recently and some handmade teddy bears that we're donating to charity this year for Christmas gifts for children.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mini-bowls November 2011

These are two mini-bowls that I completed this month. The first one is the "feather bowl" made out of mahogany. The second one is the "thunderbird basket bowl" and it's made out of pine. Both bowls have a hand-rubbed paste wax finish for protection.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Royal Poinciana Tree, 2

Here's my latest oil painting in the style of Al Black one of the Florida Highwaymen.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Human Goals - Foundations of Our Heritage

Over some 200 years ago our great nation was created and formed – a union of thirteen states, each different but each of them with the goal of uniting into one – the United States of America. Our forefathers conceived of a new nation combining the many ideas and goals of a large group of people – the new citizens, the new children of the United States; our ancestors. These people had long endured the tyranny and oppressions of English rule and were now breaking away, being reborn – a chance for freedom to run their own lives – the freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, freedom of privacy in their homes, freedom . . . All of these freedoms were goals to reach, real human goals – a need in each of their hearts and lives; just as much as a goal then as it is today. We’ve pushed aside our mountains, reached out both feet and found firm ground -  stood behind our goals and defended them, met them as one nation, one big family together in a new land – our land.

Monday, August 22, 2011

American Spirit

We have the spirit and strength to rise above all the difficulties that we're facing today. Our United States is the greatest country in the world and we should be proud. Our road to freedom has been long and perilous, let's not forget our heroes and warriors that helped make our country so great. -David W.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

David's Carved Eagles-John Bellamy Style

Here is a recent carving of David's in the style of John Bellamy carved eagles. The original was finished in gold leaf but this one was finished with a gold acrylic paint and sealed with a clear matte finish for protection. The basswood eagle is 3/4 inches thick, 9 inches wide and 19 inches long. The first photo is the eagle carved in basswood with no finish. The second photo is the eagle painted with gesso. The third photo is the eagle painted with the gold acrylic paint and sealed with the clear matte finish.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Painting - Hibiscus

Here's a photo of my latest oil painting- "Hibiscus". The painting's being donated to my job for their annual picnic as a door prize and Darlene's requested a copy for our gallery.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

2011 Garden

Here's some photos of our garden for 2011. It's growing good now and contains corn, radishes, lettuce, onions, peppers and more. Now if we can keep the varmints out of the garden we should have a good crop in a couple of months.

Vickie's 2011 Birthday Gift

Here's Darlene's birdhouse wall quilt that she made for Vickie's birthday this year.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bob's Carving

Here's my latest wood carving which was a gift to my brother-in-law Bob in Tennessee. Bob is a life-long Boy Scout and enjoys scouting with his troop.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy 15th Anniversary

Today is our 15th wedding anniversary and I married the most beautiful woman in the whole world. She has blessed me with 15 years of wedded bliss and I look forward to many more. I thank God each day for bringing her into my life and making it more complete. Thank You Darlene, my bride for life.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Darlene's creations

Here are some creations by Darlene...
Stuffed animals

Stuffed babies

Prairie dolls

Cowboy boots quilt

Flower pillow

George's space shuttle quilt and aliens

Butterfly quilt

Baby blankets

Buddy blanket

Twin's wall quilts

Blue quilt

Bunny quilt

Christmas 2010 table runner

David's quilt

Drema's quilt

Fall 2010 table runner

Mom McGraw's handkerchief quilt

Patriotic quilt

Snowman family 1

Snowman family 2