Butterflies by my lady

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 02-18-2009 07:43 AM 2229 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my girlfriend is a natural carver. For some of us it’s been a long road to learn and try to get this carving thing right. I have to say from the day she picked up a chisel she has been a natural. This carving is her second carving. I posted the first a few weeks ago. She’s going to be an amazing carver if she keeps up with it. This was carved in maple. She used wire for the antenna.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 08:02 AM

That is an awesome piece of work. Yep, she’s a natural. Her first was good. This one’s great. How’s she gonna top this?

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 08:13 AM

Fantastic for a 2nd attempt!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 11:14 AM

Beautiful butterflies! Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 12:17 PM

Now ya gotta frame them both or build something to showcase them. She is fast on your heels.

Great work, maybe she has been watching you.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#5 posted 02-18-2009 01:12 PM

sheesh!! amazing work.. and even more so when you know that it is just a second piece!!!
how long did this take her? Skilled and fast and creative.. what a combination!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 02-18-2009 01:48 PM

This is a beautiful project. I have always admired those gifted with the skill and talent to carve.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-18-2009 02:15 PM

Wow, people that are that gifted make me wonder why I dont find another hobby. She is an amazing talent.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#8 posted 02-18-2009 03:18 PM

A fantastic looking piece. Very detailed and creative.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 02-18-2009 03:32 PM

Beautiful, She must be one of the chosen ones.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#10 posted 02-18-2009 03:32 PM

Very nice, such talent.

Did she also create the design?

I really like the butterflies.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#11 posted 02-18-2009 03:44 PM

lovely work. and only her second? amazing.

-- pat,ohio...

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#12 posted 02-18-2009 03:57 PM

Hi Kieth;

When do we get to meet this talented lady? Should she not be a lumberjock as well?

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 02-18-2009 04:10 PM

Beautiful work!

Tell her that she has some great talent for a beginner.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 02-18-2009 04:18 PM

Amazing work. I hope she posts more as she completes them…maybe even a blog?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#15 posted 02-18-2009 06:26 PM

Very beautiful!

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

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