Visit with JORDAN

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by kiefer posted 11-21-2011 05:51 AM 5437 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today we visited the Christmas market at Spruce meadows near Calgary Alberta and visited with my buddy
Jordan Straker who I only know through the LJ website.

I have seldom had such a warm and welcoming reception in my life by a person that I had not met before !
Jordan and his wife Laura took all the time in the world to show my wife and I around their booth and allowed us to touch the art carvings Jordan has created and sold .
We could not believe how real the creations looked in reality and we had to confirm by touch that they where actually wood carvings .
Believe me pictures do not do this work justice and I even got to hold the ”RIGHT WINGER” that Jordan brought to the show on my urging and he had it already sold .( I love that guy )!!

We had a good chat about our lives while our wives also had a good chat .(The WOOD WIDOWS )
This visit was such an uplifting experience that I would recommend it to anyone to take the time and visit with Jordan and and his wife.
Not only is Jordan a very accomplished artist with a portfolio of carvings that covers a wide spectrum of subjects but a very warm and down to earth person and very successful selling his art.
Please visit with with LJ’s every chance you get and take the time to travel and you too will have enjoyable visits like this,I am sure of that ,just look at the smiles on our faces.

Both Jordan and I agreed to stay in touch and we left with a couple of presents Jordan graciously presented to us and we will cherish them for the rest of our lives .

Please take a look at Jordans website and enjoy the beautiful work he does ,he is a true MASTER and a GIANT in his field .

Thanks to all you LJ’s for being part of this community and making all this possible !!!!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

6 comments so far

View BertFlores58's profile


1697 posts in 2916 days

#1 posted 11-21-2011 08:02 AM

Kiefer, You are very lucky to visit Jordan. Hope I will be given a chance too. Thanks for posting.
Jordan, It adds more color to your work when someone holds what you had created. They are so precious… keep it going.
God bless to both of you and your loveones too.

-- Bert

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2656 posts in 3521 days

#2 posted 11-21-2011 03:43 PM

To both of my buddies… YES! Great to see you two have met and a great broad smile here!
PS I wish I too could have been there too… : )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View patron's profile


13603 posts in 3335 days

#3 posted 11-21-2011 04:03 PM

what a great meeting

it is so much nicer
to talk and get to know friends
in person

thanks for including us all

great times
and great work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Jordan's profile


1400 posts in 3119 days

#4 posted 11-21-2011 05:41 PM

Kiefer, what a wonderful description of our meeting! That’s so nice of you to share it in this way with the LJ’s.

Hey, I didn’t know we got to hold the reindeer ourselves – I’m going to do that next week! Thanks for driving all that way.


View mafe's profile


11725 posts in 3083 days

#5 posted 11-21-2011 08:59 PM

That sounds like a wonderful day.
I’m amazed by the carvings, that gun is crazy!
Yes thank you for sharing with us this time you shared.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10880 posts in 3109 days

#6 posted 11-22-2011 12:22 AM

thank you for sharing this meeting with the humble hord that don´t have the oppetunity at the moment :-)
there is only one thing better than talk with another L J and that is if it happens in there shops
thank´s for bringing the smiles to our faces

take care

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics