• Advertise with us
Project by cathyb posted 09-06-2011 10:51 PM 1774 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Gracie No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Gracie is my baby giraffe. Over the years, I tell you the truth that I’ve drilled in my head, “If the house catches on fire, forget the computer- grab Gracie and get out as fast as you can!” She is carved from mahogany and is simply a presence in my home. I love her kind spirit. Although I did put her in a show once, I could never put her up for adoption. It is true to say that you transfer a little of yourself into your work and I know my spirit rests in my Gracie.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

18 comments so far

View mmh's profile


3676 posts in 3657 days

#1 posted 09-06-2011 10:58 PM

She’s a beauty! You can replace a computer much easier than her!

How many children have ridden her?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View ineedathis's profile


75 posts in 2594 days

#2 posted 09-06-2011 10:59 PM

I don’t blame you, that is one masterful carving, great painting as well!

View HalDougherty's profile


1820 posts in 3172 days

#3 posted 09-06-2011 11:06 PM

That’s one of the most beautiful carvings on Lumberjocks. Great job on both the woodworking and artistic work too.

-- Hal, Tennessee

View ShaneA's profile


6898 posts in 2533 days

#4 posted 09-06-2011 11:23 PM

Thats awesome, that needs its own insurance policy. How much does it weigh?

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 3238 days

#5 posted 09-06-2011 11:26 PM

what a beautiful carving, really she is much more then that, and yes, im sure she does have a presence, she looks almost magical..superb job….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


18227 posts in 3610 days

#6 posted 09-06-2011 11:46 PM

Absolutely marvelous!! You have been blessed with awesome talents!!

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

View shipwright's profile


7939 posts in 2733 days

#7 posted 09-06-2011 11:55 PM

She looks very wise, very kind and just a little puckish. A great companion and confidant, I’m sure.

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

View patron's profile


13598 posts in 3276 days

#8 posted 09-07-2011 12:06 AM

she’s a beauty

if she gets it from her mom

you are too

and exceptionally talented

who is the buck
in the back

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

View cathyb's profile


768 posts in 3179 days

#9 posted 09-07-2011 12:48 AM

I was raised in central Pennsylvania- deer country. I had to carved a deer. The deer was carved from red cedar and the antlers are tupelo. It was really a challenge to get those antlers just right, but they look pretty good.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

View janice's profile


1116 posts in 3360 days

#10 posted 09-07-2011 03:00 AM

Amazing piece! You have a beautiful talent!

-- Janice

View sras's profile


4771 posts in 3064 days

#11 posted 09-07-2011 04:58 AM

A stunning creation! I am sure it is the centerpiece in any room where it is placed.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 2953 days

#12 posted 09-07-2011 07:05 AM

This is just beautiful. You outdid yourself and yes I would save Gracie before my computer too.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1098 posts in 3742 days

#13 posted 09-07-2011 03:35 PM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

View Brit's profile


7366 posts in 2777 days

#14 posted 09-07-2011 03:43 PM

Great job! I want one.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

View Billp's profile


804 posts in 4134 days

#15 posted 09-08-2011 06:27 AM

I never recovered from your mail box (Lets Dance) and now Gracie. Your creations take my breath away.

-- Billp

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

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