Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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I've written and scheduled this post ahead of time, but I can guarantee you that I've been smiling all weekend as I've been involved in my friends' wedding. I couldn't be happier for them!!

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I made these blue and coral birds from maple as part of their wedding gift. For those interested, the process begins with drawing out my design on paper, cutting it out, tracing it onto maple, cutting it out with a band saw, sanding with a machine, sanding by hand, drawing with pencil where I'm going to paint, applying sanding sealer, sanding the sanding sealer, painting several coats of acrylic paint, and then a couple coats of artists' varnish. And I'm really happy with how they turned out!

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I'm so incredibly excited and happy for them, and so blessed I have such great friends in my life!

Happy Sunday my friends!

9 comments:

  1. really beautiful!!!!!!
    happy sunday, xxxxxx Ale

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  2. I just love your new bird carvings. I can't wait for your Etsy shop to open with such adorable animals to add to the others!

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  3. Love the birds - very nice looking. Congrats to your friends on their marriage. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'll pass on the congrats!
      Kate :}

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  4. I second the etsy shop comment, is that allowed? :)

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    1. Haha, of course! The motivation is much appreciated!
      Kate :}

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  5. They're beautiful! You always come up with such wonderful, unique ideas for gifts for your friends! So, so clever!!!
    I hope you had a super weekend.....
    Carly
    x

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