So this morning I went down to spend some time with my wonderful Dad. He is one of the most knowledgeable and talented people I have ever met. My Dad can do anything. He has built a sailing yacht with his father when he was a young man. He has built a three-story brick garage, with my Mum as his apprentice. He has given us magnificent bookcases and can fix anything. He is just filled with knowledge and I don't want to lose any of it.
Also, in recent years he has begun to carve. His carvings are magnificent. During my illness, he gave me a 'comfort bird' - it is a little bird that sits in your hand and comforts you in times of stress. From the moment he gave me mine - I wanted to carve one of my own. So today I dressed up warmly and headed down to his workshop for my first lesson.
|A finished bird, the blank and the knife|
|I am so happy and peaceful|
|My hands carving my very first wooden bird|
|Dad and I smiling - showing off my/our work.|
|The wood chips show how much has been taken off to reveal the bird inside.|
|My Dad's amazing hands|
|A wonderful morning.|
|Measuring and marking with pencil. |