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Project by michelletwo posted 07-19-2013 11:55 AM 1706 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This piece is an emotional piece for me. I was driven to make it, and i don’t care if it’s artful, or pretty, or good, or bad. I made a piece many years ago attempting to express disability, and folks seemed to like it and many expressed that they could get a good feeling for what I was trying to share. This one is another attempt to share the feelings with others. I know there are many vets who have trials & issues, and I hope this piece helps you know that others know , in some ways, how you feel.
Thanks for looking .





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-19-2013 12:28 PM

I like it. I like the emotion behind it also. So often people are told to strive to be perfect. More often they aren’t. Imperfections are more the normal way things are than the exception. It makes you kind of wonder why people try so hard to be something that is so unnatural, doesn’t it?

It is a beautiful testament to reality.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 12:59 PM

I vote “yes”.
I hope you can post more photographs, would like to see it from different angles.
What are the dimensions, wood, and tooling.
Keep up the work.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 01:04 PM

Every piece has a story. Nice, very nice.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 07-19-2013 01:18 PM

It’s an interesting piece, as each segment is part of a whole, imperfect but strong. Art comes from the soul. Your soul is emerging.

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

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#5 posted 07-19-2013 02:07 PM

It’s nice and most of all it means a lot to you. I also ‘think’ of a horse shoe when I see it which is sort of a symbol to me of good luck. I don’t really believe in good luck per say but I do say good luck to people. When I do I really mean that I hope that they will prosper and always do well. So ‘good luck’, Michelle, and may you always be happy in your work and play.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#6 posted 07-19-2013 02:38 PM

speaks volumes.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 07-19-2013 04:19 PM

It represents your expression well ,and your intent is thoughtful and engaging .

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#8 posted 07-19-2013 05:01 PM

Having injured my back, two months ago, and not having fully recovered yet I feel pretty much what this piece expresses. There is something missing. I am lucky, I hope to replace the missing pieces for myself. I’m told I should get back to where I was before the accident. Many others aren’t so lucky. Your work, here, gives me something to focus on. Whilst there is something missing I feel that concentration should be focussed on what is not missing. That which is there, which is greater than the deficit. Which is true for anyone with a disability.

Thank you for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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shipwright

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#9 posted 07-19-2013 05:34 PM

Well, you nailed it.
The piece works and I think all of us in some small (or larger) way can relate to the feeling you so eloquently express.
Another thoughtful, thought provoking piece.

Thanks!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#10 posted 07-19-2013 05:43 PM

Says a lot…many things are expressed better in art than in words.

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#11 posted 07-19-2013 05:49 PM

I am totally amazed at the response to this piece. thank you all so very very much.

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#12 posted 07-19-2013 07:16 PM

I like it!

At first it reminded me of a horseshoe and in that position, catching all the luck.

Then it became an upside down Omega, the end, upside down signifying that this may just be the beginning!

Then, after all it is art and open to interpretation!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 07-19-2013 10:43 PM

Michelle it is sometimes great to simply make a piece that is not intended necessarily for resale or to try & impress others but rather to release your own felling’s on something important to you, if others enjoy or share your expression then that’s great.
I like this piece a lot : ))
Pete

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

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#14 posted 07-19-2013 10:48 PM

Waytogo.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#15 posted 07-20-2013 02:01 AM

and i don’t care if it’s artful, or pretty, or good, or bad

Amen! If it speaks to you, the maker, then does it matter what others hear? I have a few photographs that I will not share with others because they speak to me and I don’t want know/be influenced by what someone else thinks about them. Maybe that’s wrong of me. Oh well. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself Michelle. You are braver/stronger than I.

”Whilst there is something missing I feel that concentration should be focussed on what is not missing. That which is there, which is greater than the deficit. Which is true for anyone with a disability.”
Well said Matryn.
Thank you for sharing Michelle.

-- God bless, Candy

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