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Monday, September 20, 2010
What I've Done
I was inspired to do this plaque shortly after the death of my beloved Brother John Pruitt. It has a comforting message for the family, who watched him suffer with cancer.
I received the inspiration for the picture from Del Parson's The Good Shepherd and added my own person touches to the position of the lamb's head and other minor details. I don't believe I will ever use crayon wax on this plaque as I did here. At the time, it was all that I had. Hopefully, I will have the finances in the future to invest in better mediums for coloring such a plaque. In my opinion it's quite an appealing layout.
Although the closeup of sheep may not appeal to some, I felt that I needed this closeup to draw attention to the stool from a standing height. (Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the stool varnished and sealed. It was very beautiful completed.) I learned from this project that ordinary glue does not fill in staple holes. In the future I will try woodfiller or even epoxy, if I don't have to burn over the holes. In the picture you can't see the glue very well, - I just hope it won't discolor anytime soon. I hope to be able to try to mother lamb licking the baby as they lay together in straw. I like each piece I do to be different in some way.
Both of these gifts have a good home now; but in the future I hope to reproduce them and make them even better. I've learned a lot from these two pieces.
This last one was a birthday gift for my father. The Eagle side took me approximately 22 hours, and the deer, about 18 hours. I consider the Eagle to be my greatest burning ever.