cherry globe lamp

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Project by learnin2do posted 06-24-2011 12:20 AM 1822 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This still did not come out right. I’ve been piddling with it for a long time, shelving it & waiting to find the right root stand, but i am still not happy. The root doesn’t match; i probably should have stained it to match…oh, well, it is kindof fun anyways. The cherry globe is a branch hole -whatever they are called -somebody name it…

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 12:37 AM

Came out perfect from my perspective. A little contrast in this instance is just what I think you needed. Just like the flowers on a green cucumber vine are yellow, or the leaves on a brown tree are green. It looks absolutely like it belongs together. Very nice conversation piece.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 12:41 AM

Extremely nice. No… more like incredible.
Thanks for posting a example of your talent and eye.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 03:31 AM

The Gift of Light! Is what I would call this project, Very beautiful!
You have such great talent keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 04:36 AM

That hand is fantastic. Branch hole?
Gift of light is a great name. Is the hand one piece with the globe?
Sounds like you’re being hard on yourself, but hey have a blast:)

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 04:42 AM

I think WoodenFrog named it nicely. Great project!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 05:26 AM

it is one piece -okay, yes…i am no good with names; that is why i just call them what they are. -unfortunately i name pets the same way -had to have others name my kids!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 05:38 AM

Don’t look now Christine, but your talent is showing !
I expect to hear about exhibition offers to you soon.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 06:39 AM

Vote for exhibition.. name should be light my fire.. looks great


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#9 posted 06-24-2011 04:02 PM

Very well done. I don’t carve much but I do draw and hands are always a challenge for me. This one is wonderful.
What ever you choose to call it, I like it a lot.

Thanks Christine

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

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#10 posted 06-25-2011 02:57 AM

I know what you mean as it doesn’t seem to “flow”, in the first pic it doesn’t look right however in the second it looks pretty good. I suppose it is all in the angle at which you look.
But I love your hand, you did a great job on it.
You never know you might accidentally come across something later on that in your eyes will be just right. -
-Then you just have to do is start all over again!!!! :-)
Great work keep it up.

-- Theresa,

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#11 posted 06-25-2011 03:28 AM

A beautiful work of art nice job

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#12 posted 06-25-2011 11:05 PM

I agree the proportions are off, your carving of the hand is incredible and the figure on the bowl is stunning, but the mass of roots overtake them both. Maybe a little less on the roots, and like was suggested for contrast.. maybe a darker stain so the red of the cherry isn’t lost in the spotted roots. But then the roots are cool in themselves. Regardless, it is a great piece.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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