Mating Call

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Sometimes I make a sale and I’m happy to share my work. Other times I reflect on the lost. I guess what I’m saying is that I pour my heart and soul into my work. When I let it go, I lose a little part of me. Tonight I wish I had never sold that lamp, I miss seeing it standing there by my side ….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 08:01 AM

I Love It!

Just curious—about how much did he go for?

Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 08:16 AM

This is a wonderful piece of art!


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 08:29 AM

I actually do understand!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 08:30 AM

Hi Bill,
I sold it for $675- a steal. I sold it to a woman that cares for my dog when I’m away. She just loved that lamp and know it went to a person who appreciates it. To be honest, I’ve sold over a hundred lamps and I’m happy that I did. This was special to me because it was tricky to construct with those thin legs supporting a bit of weight. I actually ran a 1/8 stainless steel rod up the legs for added support, then carved the feet and joined them together. All of the “stones” are narra wood, which I shaped by hand and sanded for hours. He has glass eyes that have sparkle in the sunlight. Gosh I miss that guy…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 09:37 AM

Thank you for sharing more information. I think that the lamp will be a source of joy to all who encounter it (which I think is really saying something about a “lamp”)—except for your dog, I hope your dog sees it as a lamp! ; )


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#6 posted 03-12-2010 10:26 AM

Thanks Bill ….....I’m still laughing!

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#7 posted 03-12-2010 12:19 PM

Wonderful work!

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#8 posted 03-12-2010 01:00 PM

That’s a lot of work indeed Cathy and I’m sure the lady who cares for your dog knows it. Sometimes it’s not the price we let go of our work but it’s the feeling that finally it has found it’s deserving owner. I’m sure you’ll come up with another masterpiece. I love your work Cathy!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, Instagram benji reyes

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#9 posted 03-12-2010 01:22 PM

Very impressive looking piece. Beautifully done!. I know what you mean by you should not have sold this. I had some of my own etched glass gun cabinets I did and sold them. I don’t have the equipment any more even if I wanted to do another one. If you care to see them they are shown on both pages of my projects.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 03-12-2010 02:28 PM

I know your pain. I have sold pieces and wished later I had not. But one bright side is the gal you sold it to, can give you weekly visitation!

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#11 posted 03-12-2010 02:39 PM

you sure do good work , cathy !

i find that if i don’t get rid of my stuff ,
it piles up , and keeps me from doing new things .
some times i just have to give it away ,
just to get going again .

i still hear the ’ mating call ’ ,
i can’t do much about it out here in the wilderness ,
exept ’ quack ’ into the wind , and hope !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 03-12-2010 03:01 PM

Wonderful evocative piece. It brings warm memories of my years living on a salt marsh listening to the squawking of herons and egrets. The shade you chose for it is perfectly reminiscent of the colors of their habitat. I can understand your sorrow at letting it go, but there must be some consolation in knowing that it went to a good home.

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#13 posted 03-12-2010 03:21 PM

I can understand why you might feel a sense of loss having sold this wonderful work of art. I feel the same way when I deliver a clock. The new owners seem to value the investment. I value the artistry! I just placed a clock in the new york studio of a well known TV commentator. I wonder if the months of effort register at all in the new owner’s appreciation for the completed artwork. Well, onto the next project! Keep chargin! Your lamps reveal real artistry. Fantastic!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#14 posted 03-12-2010 04:08 PM

yes, that is a particularly special piece
I guess you just have to remind yourself of your goal is you are creating

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 03-12-2010 05:10 PM

The lamp is beautiful. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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