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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 ….....

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I Love It!

Just curious-about how much did he go for?

Thanks for sharing!
Bill
 

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This is a wonderful piece of art!

Erwin
 

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I actually do understand!
 

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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…...
 

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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! ; )

Bill
 

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Thanks Bill ….....I'm still laughing!
 

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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!
 

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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
tom
 

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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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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 !
 

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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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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!
 

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

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The lamp is beautiful. Well done
 

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You didnt' throw it away, you sold it to someone with the same appreciation for art. Lets face it, if they wanted a lamp they could go to walmart and spend $20. You sent it out to the free world to brighten it up. Isn't that the whole principle with art?
Very beautiful piece.
Mike
 

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Absolutely lovely Cathy, just Beautiful.
 

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Really excellent work, I can understand the loss feeling. I feel the same on some of my pieces.
 

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Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this piece. I know how you feel about wishing you had not sold it. I had done the same thing with some of my etched glass gun cabinets I had made. If you care to see them they are pictured in my 2 project pages. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
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That is so beautiful. It literally took my breath away. Can I be your new dog sitter? lol
Vicki
 
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