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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Daddy

"Your talent is God's gift to you... What you do with it is your gift back to God."-Leo Buscaglia

This quote reminds me so much of my Daddy.  God gifted my Dad with talented hands which he used to build homes, signs, toys, furniture, and make beautiful sculptures.....Daddy gave God back beautiful gifts and I know when he went to heaven last year that God must have said to him, "Well done, my son"

I remember Daddy telling me that he had to wait many years before he was able to make all the things he dreamed about making because he had 5 kids to raise first.  My Dad supplemented his income when I was growing up with remodeling and odd jobs which he did after he got off work from his regular job. Often he would take me with him and later in life I even worked alongside him for a time.   
Most days you could find my Dad down in his basement working on his sculptures.....he was self taught and began casting his sculptures in bronze....later adding acrylic medium.....Below are only a few of his sculptures....he sculpted from his memories as a boy growing up in his boyhood farm.





....My Dad built his home and many others......
 
 
He made this gorgeous grandfather clock and billiard table.....

and so many more things that are too many to list or show you....





 


 
My Dad was my hero.......
 
I miss him so.....