Monday, August 07, 2006

StudioFriday: my creative roots

My “creative roots” :

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord…

He will be like a tree planted by the water.

Jeremiah 17:7,8

[I altered a crop of a photo by Ken DeQuaine found in my calendar]

Anyway, my literal creative roots:

My paternal grandpa was an artist for fun—he painted a lot of local scenes. My parents and my grandma have them so I don’t have a photo to share. I never met him so I feel very special that I share his fondness of painting. In different ways, my parents are also excellent craftspeople. My dad can build anything, I mean anything—and it will be finished with excellent skill and attention to detail. He is employed as a product modelmaker but also built his house with his own two hands and he builds theatre sets for fun and fixes up antique Singer Featherweights on the side. My mom runs her own quilting business and proves to also have high standards for what she does. She is creative and made crafts with me and my brothers growing up—she has a good mind full of great ideas. (by the way, here’s her quilting website). My maternal grandpa, come to think of it, also had high standards in his craft of fixing up/working on/painting cars for people. He was very good at it.


At Wed Aug 09, 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Anke said...

What a creative family! Enjoy sharing it! And thanks for sharing your roots!


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