Righting Myself

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When I was a little girl I had a ‘roly poly’ toy that would right itself when I knocked it over. I have thought of that toy all my life and searched for things that would help me right myself when anything – life – knocked me over. Woodworking, and especially carving, never fails me. By the time I am done a carving, my head has cleared, my focus has shifted, and I am happy again. I have a feeling everybody on this forum knows this process.

The carving is white pine, around 8” tall, and will rock and return to upright if it is knocked just a little bit.

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#1 posted 1311 days ago

That’s a great! story. your art has a feminine look or feel about It. when your creating something from wood It’s a great feeling! of accomplishment. very positive! lol!

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#2 posted 1311 days ago

Well done. I like the story – it makes the piece special.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

What a great turning. Well conceived! I like it.


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#4 posted 1311 days ago

Feminine look indeed but such small breasts for a pregnant womanLOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 1311 days ago

very nice carving, but even more so the meaning that it holds for you and most all of us. Experienced it just last night at my workbench, and can’t wait till 5 so i can make it back there again….

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

Nice! I love the idea, the execution, and the meaning. It does sound familiar to me!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#7 posted 1311 days ago

lovely soft flowing lines, great finish, nice to do a piece with special meaning to you

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

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#8 posted 1310 days ago

“Weebles Wobble but they don’t fall down” Nice.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 621 days ago

Beautifully carved and expressed. So true.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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