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Friday, March 13th, 2009
5:05 A.M.

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Bud has been carving wooden figures since he was a teenager. Long ago, his work was quite primitive and has improved over the years. But, I thought today I'd show you the very first two he did during a summer vacation from school. Both of them are carved from only ONE piece of wood each! One is a lumberjack and the other is an old west cowboy/gunslinger! His parents had them for ages, and when they passed on...well, we now have them displayed in our living room!! He carved them during the summer of his 13th year. They're now over 50 years old....

The lumberjack--








The Gunslinger--








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Forever preserved, an urn continually lays hidden below the forest canopy in the humid tropical jungle. The vase remains; it waits to tell us the story of how it came into being...only to sometime regale the story of some prideful, ancient past of a native tribe; grant us with unknown history of its people.

56 comments :

  1. What absolute treasures! I also have a wooden treasure this week - it's different though, pop by my blog and say hello!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  2. Well, for the age he was then they are terrific. How about some of his later efforts? they must have graduated to wonderful.
    Love Granny

    PS I have tagged you on my post today.

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  3. Gday Anni.. Wow 50 years old what treasures.
    Bud did these at school would love to see some of his later carvings .
    Sorry
    Ive been a little slack visiting all in blogland.As ive been going through a sad time,, promise to get around to visit more regular soon...love Jen

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  4. Wow, your hubby is talented.

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  5. Age 13 he did a grand job!!! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it fun that so much of what we own has weathered the test of time? I love my "older" and getting "older" things....including myself!!!!
    Susan

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  6. Wow! Those are amazing! What a talented husband you have. :o) Thanks for visiting me---I enjoyed visiting you.
    Karen

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  7. those are very artful little characters that bud's created. that's a talent indeed.

    mmmm, and the vase, buried secrets within, now that can get the imagination going. lovely!!!

    and now, a deep sigh, a smile, and with a wave, i wish you a fabulous weekend anni!!!

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  8. First... I love the name of your blog!!

    You definately have some wonderful pieces. I especially like the gun slinger - very John Wayne:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
    Leann

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  9. I adore them, they are SO cute. And to think he was only 13!!!

    Hugs from Marian

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  10. Those are amazing! So cute, too!

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  11. Jettied3/13/2009

    OOHh aren't those treasures for sure!! for his first those were awesome!! I can't imagine how good he is now!!! does he do any chaisaw carvings??

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  12. jettied3/13/2009

    this a beautiful post!!

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  13. Considering he was just 13 when he made those, I think they are really masterpieces. Bravo! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Anni,

    I'm glad Bud and you have those magnificient works of art that he carved so many years ago. They are treasures. I especially like the gunslinger. Of course I grew up with a father who loved the Old West.

    The urn tells a story all of its own. What tales it could tell if only it had a voice.

    Posted late last night and am off to watch the boys in a couple of hours.

    Enjoy your day.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  15. I LOVE those - talented dh :)

    Thanks for visiting my wee blog. Love your irish themed header.

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  16. Wonderful treasures! How talented he is! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Woodcarving seems to be one of those skills that is becoming a lost art.He did a nice job, I especially like the lumber jack. You'll have to show us a few of his more recent carvings. I'd love to see them.
    Brenda

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  18. That is a great accomplishment for a 13 yr old. Much better than passing all the levels on a video game! :>) And my round clippers, if they are antique it is because I am. I am 55 and I think they were new when she gave them to me.

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  19. Love that gunslinger - such a character, thanks for visting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  20. what sweet treasures you have to cherish after all these years, enjoyed visiting you today
    Helen

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  21. How neat to have something that he enjoyed at a very young age and still enjoys. I would display them proudly also. Can't wait to see some of the recent works. Hugs, Marty

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  22. How neat to have something that he enjoyed at a very young age and still enjoys. I would display them proudly also. Can't wait to see some of the recent works. Hugs, Marty

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  23. He is extremely talented and it obviously a gift he was given at a young age. His figures have a folk art/primitive feel to them. I would very much like to see some of his later pieces.
    Thanks for sharing. I love your header.
    Mama Bear

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  24. Those are precious. I hope you have shown them to your grandkids.

    I would love to see the pieces he has carved now. :)

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  25. Anni, I love Bud's figurines - young American Primitives, perfect company for an ancient urn.

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  26. That is amazing. I am always amazed my wood carvings...and he was only 13!

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  27. It's amazing how some people has the gift of sculpting or painting. I'm useless in both and I admire so much people who can do it.

    Alfazema

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  28. That stuff is right up my alley!
    The Lumberjack looks like Paul Bunyan.
    Thanks for the 55!!
    And thanks for visiting and the Heads Up!
    Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

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  29. I love the primitive style of these. What treasures. His parents certainly took good care of them, and I'm glad you have them now.

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  30. Your Bud is really very talented ! I hope he still continues carving !!

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  31. Anni, I have not been around in a while, for I had grandchildren 10 hours a day for several months. Now have the whole family staying with me, as jobs are gone. I love the carvings! I always wanted to try. lol I want a totem pole. He did a wonderful job! They are just great!

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  32. I especially like the gunslinger. How cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

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  33. He did a wonderful job! He had obvious talent in this from early on...so great that you have these first ones to treasure! :)

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  34. Wow he is very talented.

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  35. Your hubby is talented even as a youngin'.
    Wendy

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  36. He did a wonderful job with the carvings, especially at such a young age! They are lovely treasures. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  37. What an artist! I love the Gunslinger!!!!Happy Friday!!!
    Julie

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  38. Talented! I have never wood carved but have always wanted to try it.
    Does he do Santas?
    Thanks for stopping in my blog too!
    Linda Q

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  39. Wow - those are such treasures!

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  40. He did a great job on those!

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  41. Those are really cute! I think the gunslinger is my favorite, love the hat!

    I posted mine late, but it's there now!

    Katherine

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  42. What a great Show and Tell! The carvings are so interesting ~ how wonderful your husband has had a hobby that has brought him joy for so many years!

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  43. Wow, he did really well with those two carvings for being his first ones!! I love it that his parents had always kept them and that you now have them...each one holds such precious memories. I know if I'd try to carve, I'd probably cut myself! lol

    Now I want to go find an urn hidden below the forest canopy in the jungle!!! Can you imagine how exciting it must be to be able to unearth such treasures and learn the story behind them?! xoxo

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  44. i love this 55....finding treasures and seeing what history it holds. great job :)

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  45. Hi Hootin' Anni'
    what a fine artist to have done that wood craving. Also that vase, if only it could talk, it would tell us so much!
    ~Ann

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  46. Anni
    Thank you so much for sharing theese unique work og woodcarving that Bud made at the age of only 13?
    They can turn in to be passed down for generations
    It is just fabulous, but he has kept hes skills over the years, I know cuz I have seen some of his frames he has made for your paintings, not so long ago, and they too was work of arts.
    Thank you for sharing, and tell Bud that it was a pleasure to see, what a boy at the age of 13 has made.
    Whishing a wonderful weekend for the two of you
    Mutti

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  47. Your husband had great talent even then...those are wonderful!

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  48. What treasurers you have.

    Coffee is on.

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  49. Those are wonderful! My nephew started carving at about the same age - what a great skill.

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  50. Wow! Those are so cool. It takes talent to do that!

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  51. Wow. I can't understand how someone can do something like that with a block of wood. That's talent.

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  52. Good Mornin' Anni,
    As usual, I'm a day late again. LOL. Today I"m a dollar short as well because DH said i spent too m uch money at Wal-Mart last night. LOL. Go figure. LOL. The figureines Bud carved are jst beathtaking and he did such a wonderful job on them. I wouls have to say the Gunslinger is my favorite because it looks more antiquish to me. I bet Bud gets alot of compliments on his carvings huh? Maybe he need to get back into it and sell some of his items. I enjoyed the story about the Urn. I must say tht is a very old Urn there. I love to sit down with an elder and liste to some of their stories from days goneby. Take care my friend and ahve a great weeken. May GOD Bless you and yours.
    Love,
    Karen H.

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  53. I really like these and envy such talent! ~Rick

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  54. Those are amazing for his first pieces! Bud is very talented!
    ~Kelli
    P.s We have two skylights on our back patio, which is right next to our dining room. They help to bring in a little extra light.

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