A dozen roses, - 3?

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Gotten behind on projects, so this is the “latest” upload. The carving is in mahogany, from drawings of roses in a Berkerley (California) rose garden in the surrounding hills. I spent hours drawing the selected blooms (I’m not an artist) and finally (months later) created a composition that appealed to me. The blooms are of several varieties of roses, .. to those who care, .. get ov er it! I decided on 8 of 12 roses, because more would have been too “noisy” and too crowded. The final project is about 17” x 20”. The extension beyond the frame was a last minute decision which was an appropriate choice! The project required edge glueing two sections of a mahogany board I’d acquired. I presented the finished project to my fiancé (eventually wife and mother of my son), who was present, and encouraged my drawing activities.

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#1 posted 02-27-2021 02:10 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.
I’d say you are officially an artist. A really excellent artist at that. Great composition and excellent craftsmanship.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 02-27-2021 02:30 AM

Beautiful job! I love the detail in the flowers. And yes… you are an artist!

-- AJ

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#3 posted 02-27-2021 02:30 AM

Don’t fight it. It’s a very respectful comment from people. I’d really like to be known as a kind of Visionary. We see possibilities only we could see, because of our life experience. That’s why I get so excited seeing what other people come up with. Our projects say so much more than the final result.

BEAUTIFUL! Love the way you grew it out of the board. What a visionary….Seeing the possibilities…..and a very talented one also…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-27-2021 07:57 AM



-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 02-27-2021 12:05 PM

Bravo, a realy nice piece of art, how is it to carve in mahogany,,

-- andrek

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#6 posted 02-27-2021 03:56 PM

That’s beautiful! Well done.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 02-27-2021 09:16 PM

Stunning and different varieties ? That’s called “I meant to do that ” but get over it works as well


-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-19-2021 12:43 AM

Beautifully done.

-- tel

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#9 posted 03-19-2021 11:04 PM

Thanks! I appreciate your comment!

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#10 posted 03-19-2021 11:57 PM

I was struck by the similarity to my own story – an early carving project in mahogany for my girlfriend (fiance), later wife & mother of my kids.


-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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