CONNIE'S HIKER! - a beautiful story!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-01-2016 02:33 PM 1437 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rescued a piece of basswood from a carver’s throw-away bin and decided to carve a high-top boot. With the wood being rather plain, I decided to decorate, reveal and paint the boot. Here it is, Connie’s Hiker with flower adornment.
Now the story!!!
Picture this beautiful woman with a safari hat, khaki shorts and vest, lumberjack woollen socks wearing these beautiful hikers. In the forest she is leading her troop, Abby, Ethan and a slight distance to the rear an impeccably dressed Greg with a knapsack on his back. All of a sudden Connie sounds the alarm and the troop comes to a screeching halt! They have come upon a field of colour which prompts Greg to open his knapsack , pull out his ukulele, he starts to strum his instrument and in a bold falsetto voice starts to sing….........tip toe though the tulips, through the tulips…... and soon the troop joins the chorus. A fabulous end to an arduous hiking day!
Enjoy the boots and story and to all my Canadian viewers, HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Roman, the Bootman!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 07-01-2016 03:26 PM

Hard to tiptoe in those but they would certainly make her want to.
Happy Canada Day back at you Roman and to Connie, Abby, Ethan, and the dapper Greg as well.
BTW ….. another beautiful boot!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 03:57 PM

Truly awesome. Both the work and imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 05:28 PM

I like this ’’leather’’ patern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-01-2016 07:53 PM

Nicely done Roman. I’m just wondering how the addition of a bootlace would look? Or would it detract from the carving? I wish there was a throw-away bin like that around here. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 07-01-2016 08:08 PM


Great work as usual,
I bet Dutchy likes it too!
I wonder where is Tiny Tim these days?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 07-01-2016 09:40 PM

My favorite, so far, Roman. What a story! Are these real people in your life, or a story you made up? Either way, It made me happy. Thanks.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 07-01-2016 10:16 PM

You are truly an artist Roman.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 07-01-2016 10:31 PM

Love everything about this one Roman, you’ve certainly gone the extra mile with detailing & finishing, a great story to go along with it

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 07-02-2016 01:06 AM

Thanks for the comments.
I stay away from shoe laces unless they are carved as one piece. And that is a challenge.
The people in the story are my relatives that live in Pitt Meadows, B.C., my niece, her husband and children. The whole family are staunch supporters of my work.
I always need a story to connect to my sculptures, making them somehow important.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#10 posted 07-02-2016 02:29 PM

Roman, you have done an outstanding job on this boot. I love the wonderful details.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 07-02-2016 03:02 PM

hard to believe that’s wood LOL
also GREAT STORY enjoyed reading it


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#12 posted 07-03-2016 05:34 PM

Kind day….......

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#13 posted 07-04-2016 07:15 AM

A bit late now but Happy Canada Day!

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 07-06-2016 11:10 PM

This looks so real and amazing!

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#15 posted 08-22-2016 12:57 AM

great work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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