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Location: Hadley, People's Republic of Western Massachusetts, aka Connecticut River valley.
Semi-retired, meaning there's always something to keep the devil from setting up shop in an otherwise idle mind.
Husband and father of four children; none of whom dare to enter my shop of ADD horrors. (But, it's my mess and they know that something's put back where it was originally assigned to, I'll never find the damn thing again.)
It must've been a Divine Inspiration by God to have steered me in the direction of (actually) building creches instead of gazing at them like I used to when I was a young kid, and an overgrown one as well.
Now, if the good Lord who gave us trees to work with can get around to giving me more skills in the "people-making or people-carvin'" side of the business of building Nativity Creches, then I'll be on my way to fame, riches and getting my own show on PBS: "This old creche"
My inspiration in this area comes from Oberammergau, Bavaria. Ever since I was an officer's dependent living in Germany some 40 + years ago, I've always had great memories of the workmanship those "lifers" create in that little town. The next major "learning experience" falls under the art of not-mangling poor Jesus anymore than what the Romans (or Mel Gibson) have done already.
The picture you see is of my biggest creche, or more commonly know around my house, "The Mother of All Mangers." She was fun to build, anyway, and a great lesson on how NOT to use the KISS principle!
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