|Forum topic by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 07-30-2011 05:03 PM||5882 views||1 time favorited||164 replies|
07-30-2011 05:03 PM
Yesterday I got a telephone call from a guy who said he and his wife saw my work at a show I did back in May and he wanted to know about a certain box he had seen. He said his wife is having a birthday next week and wanted to surprise her with it since she really liked my work. He asked if he could come by and buy a box for the occasion. I said yes, and he came by about 6:30 yesterday afternoon.
I recognized and remembered him when he came over. When he and his wife were at the show she really liked my Jewelry boxes and she wanted to buy one on the spot be he kept saying “Don’t buy it, I can make one for you” He talked about how he is a contractor and builds houses and could make one for her. I can appreciate this because I will not pay anone to do something that i can do myself. He asked how I created the sculpting and I explained about the angle grinder and all of the sanding involved.
Well, when he came over he said that he told his wife he had built a box for her and did not want her to see it until her birthday so it could be a surprise. He then said on the attempts he made they came out bad and he ended up destroying them.
-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.