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This is a marquetry portrait I did of a friend and his daughter, She is ill. very. Fighting for her life daily, that is why she is holding the battle ax. She is helpless that is why she is barefoot. Her life is crazy that is why she is surounded by burl. But her father (my friend) is always encouraging her to keep fighting, he is the wind at her back. Hair is mahog, dress is poplar and the she is maple I’m not sure what the ax handle (I think rosewood) or blade is, I picked them out of some assortment I got. They are all glued to an mdf and are part of a box top. Thanks for looking

-- God made wood good

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 03:01 AM

I think that this music would fit in with this.

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 03:24 AM

Your design is excellent and the piece is well executed.

My thoughts and prayers for the girl and her family.


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#3 posted 09-30-2014 01:59 PM

That is a great piece! Best wishes to her.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 02:03 PM

I like that piece a lot and I pray that she wins the battle.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 07:14 PM

She looks like a fighter. Good piece.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 09-30-2014 07:47 PM

Beautiful work, and thanks for sharing the story behind it. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 07:58 PM

That is awesome, and the meaning behind all the parts are priceless. Great job and welcome to LJs

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#8 posted 09-30-2014 10:24 PM

Thanks for sharing. Prayers to your friend and his daughter

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